During a bizarre interview with Axios, President Donald Trump attacked the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, and falsely claimed that no one could match his own record on Black Americans:
I don’t know John Lewis. He chose not to come to my inauguration… He didn’t come to my inauguration. He didn’t come to my State of the Union speeches. And that’s okay, that’s his right. And again, nobody has done more for Black Americans than I have.
CNN’s David Chalian expressed his shock at Trump’s attack on Lewis who recently passed away:
It’s so shameful. But it is also classic Donald Trump. It’s a level of narcissism, I mean, it’s just all about him. I mean, let’s be clear, Donald Trump may not know how John Lewis is going to be remembered, but I think the rest of us do. He’s going to be remembered as a civil rights icon in this country.
CNN host John Berman also voiced his disgust:
What an incredible baby. And it’s not just narcissism, it’s petulance. The way he kept on saying, oh, you know, he didn’t come to my inauguration, didn’t come to my inauguration.
(Source: CNN via YouTube)
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