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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:13 AM

Exclusive: Trump declines to praise John Lewis, citing inauguration snub

Source: Axios

President Trump dismissed the legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis in an interview with “Axios on HBO,” saying only that Lewis made a “big mistake” by not coming to his inauguration.

The big picture: Trump's comments were a glaring contrast with the praise Republicans and Democrats showered upon Lewis this week, and a default to personal grudges during a week of mourning for a civil rights hero.

Driving the news: In the interview with Axios’ Jonathan Swan, Trump said, “I really don't know” how history will remember the Democratic congressman. “I don't know John Lewis. He chose not to come to my inauguration. ... I never met John Lewis, actually, I don’t believe.”

When asked if he found Lewis’ life impressive, Trump responded, “He didn't come to my inauguration. He didn't come to my State of the Union speeches. And that's OK. That's his right. And, again, nobody has done more for Black Americans than I have.”

Read more: https://www.axios.com/trump-john-lewis-inauguration-1adc0747-51b8-4990-a7d8-29290e990dc5.html

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:27 AM

1. Child.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:31 AM

4. He's not even mature enough to be considered a child. He is bankrupt of humanity.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:30 AM

2. I wish I had better, more descriptive words than "Fuck that guy sideways all to Hell."

"When asked if he found Lewis’ life impressive, Trump responded, “He didn't come to my inauguration. He didn't come to my State of the Union speeches. And that's OK. That's his right. And, again, nobody has done more for Black Americans than I have.”

“He should have come. I think he made a big mistake.”"

He doesn't even know he's an asshole.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 05:45 AM

14. Too bad Swan did not say

"Many people did not attend your inauguration. Compare the crowds at the Obama ceremony, then the sparcely attended one for you" What a petty, small excuse for a human being this orange oaf is.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:31 AM

3. AGAIN, the only important thing to DT is people adoring HIM! If you snub him, you're just

nonexistent to him. It's ME, ME, ME always.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:34 AM

5. Just keep running your sphincter, Don-Don.

Remind everyone what an utter piece of shit you are, every single day.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:39 AM

6. I expect no better from him and am therefore never dismayed . . .

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:40 AM

7. And what do you think about that?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:42 AM

8. God he is such a petty piece of shit.

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Response to Initech (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 06:20 AM

15. a huge pile



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:48 AM

9. If you give the narcissistic toddler a chance to be the bigger man -- he'll always fail

Always.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:48 AM

10. Trump is crude, coarse, crass...

...and common.

No dignity. No sense of decency. No decorum.

Not a single redeeming quality.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:13 AM

11. What a small-minded, mean-spirited man.

Geez.

Well, no surprise, but still - how can you contemplate the life of this courageous man - this man who was nearly beaten to death just for trying to get the right to vote, and not say at least something halfway nice.

Now, for me, I think John Lewis is a genuine American hero. He sure was an inspiration to Obama. And pretty much everybody who believes we are all equal, whatever the color of our skin.

Lewis was a giant.

Trump..................not so much.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:55 AM

12. Petty and spiteful to the bitter end

John Lewis was a giant. Trump is a pissant.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 02:24 AM

13. little tiny man. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 06:41 AM

16. What a petty, pathetic, self-involved little pissant

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:08 AM

17. Thanks for living down to my expectations again, trump. (nt)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:11 PM

18. Anyone who is well-respected and loved,

Especially if they're black, is this jealous little man's enemy.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:22 PM

19. John Lewis is one of the finest Americans who ever lived

Trump is a morally bankrupt shit-heel.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:21 PM

20. and he wonders why no one likes him..

does he, or has he ever had friends...the kind that aren't bought?

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