Trump insists he is accomplished extra for Black Individuals than iconic civil rights chief Rep. John Lewis

Twenty-one years later, Lewis could be elected to Congress and would serve till his demise in 2020, incomes a popularity as one of many smartest, kindest members of Congress in historical past, at all times devoted to creating “good hassle” and advancing civil rights. Upon Lewis’ demise, President Obama recalled their moment together on the inauguration stage simply earlier than Obama was sworn in. Of that second, Obama mentioned: “Once I was elected President of the USA, I hugged him on the inauguration stand earlier than I used to be sworn in and instructed him I used to be solely there due to the sacrifices he made.”

Lewis’ demise drove days of headlines and reside tv protection as his flag-draped casket once more rolled over the Edmund Pettus Bridge and made its method again to Washington, D.C., the place he laid in state within the U.S. Capitol earlier than being taken again to Atlanta as his remaining resting place.

Given the nationwide mourning, the adulation, and the information protection, together with his memorial service being carried reside on tv with former presidents giving his eulogy, you’d suppose Donald Trump might need realized one thing concerning the man the world was mourning. However as this interview as soon as once more proved, Trump is by far the largest buffoon and essentially the most incompetent ignoramus to ever set foot within the White Home. When requested by Jonathon Swan of Axios: “How do you suppose historical past will keep in mind John Lewis?” Trump flatly replied: “I don’t know. I actually don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know John Lewis. He selected to not come to my inauguration. He selected—I by no means met John Lewis, truly, I don’t consider.” Watch this second after which bounce under for the remainder of the transcript, as a result of it does certainly worsen.

And buckle up for the remainder of this phase. Right here’s the remainder of the transcript, the place Trump not solely can’t deliver himself to say Lewis’ life was spectacular, he goes onto white-splain that Trump has accomplished extra for Black Individuals than John Lewis. The nerve of this man. 

SWAN: Do you discover John Lewis spectacular?

TRUMP: I can’t say come what may—I discover lots of people spectacular. I discover many individuals spectacular, however, no, 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 proper. And once more, no one has accomplished extra for Black Individuals than I’ve. He ought to’ve come. I believe he made an enormous mistake. I believe he ought to’ve come.

SWAN: However taking your relationship with him out of it, do you discover his story spectacular—what he’s accomplished for this nation?

TRUMP: He was an individual that devoted a variety of vitality and a variety of coronary heart to civil rights. However, there have been many others additionally. 

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