Atlanta Mayor Hits Trump for Remarks on John Lewis: ‘The Only Thing He Believes in Is Himself’

President Donald Trump says he does not know how history will remember the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), nor can he say if he finds the Georgia congressman’s life impressive.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) responded to Trump’s comments. During an appearance on CNN on Tuesday, she said, “Donald Trump shows us time and time again, the only thing he believes in is himself.”

“He doesn’t care anything about the American people. He doesn’t care about the history of this country. He doesn’t care anything about the future of this country,” she added.

Bottoms continued to argue that the upcoming presidential election is “the most important election of our lifetime” and claimed that Trump is “destroying our democracy in real-time.”

“We have to respond in the best way that we know how, the way that John Lewis taught us to respond, that is to show up and vote. Because what he reminded us, if we don’t exercise the right to vote, we will lose it,” she added.

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Bottoms’ comments come after Axios reporter Jonathan Swan asked the president if he finds Lewis’ life “impressive,” as IJR reported

“I can’t say one way or the other. I find a lot of people impressive. I find many people not impressive,” Trump responded.

He continued, “[Lewis] 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.”

Bottoms also took issue with the latter part of Trump’s comments, “He’s delusional. He’s a narcissist, and he is delusional. The only person that believes that is him. He’s done nothing for African Americans in this country.”

“And to speak that in the same sentence as speaking of John Lewis is almost blasphemous,” she added.

Responses

  1. Trump did not go to the viewing of John Lewis because Rep Lewis did not attend the 2017 inaugural or STOTU. John Lewis did not attend George W Bush’s inaugural and Bush spoke at Lewis’ funeral.

  2. The terrorist Aurora police department sure know how to set civil rights back decades. They just don’t know when to quit making themselves look bad. Blue lives don’t matter when THEY are the ones terrorizing the people they are supposed to protect, damn it!

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