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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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms calls Trump a "narcissist" and "delusional" after his comments on John Lewis: "He doesn't care anything about the American people, he doesn't care anything about the history of this country" https://t.co/KGsltPYyk1 pic.twitter.com/2QkxeYvv6h— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 4, 2020
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.