Trump has made it clear to the press that he has no plans to go pay his respect to Congressman Lewis.
BREAKING: Asked if he planned to pay his respects to late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, who will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, Pres. Trump says, “No, I won’t be going. No.” https://t.co/ri9eENlkAQ pic.twitter.com/JjGiPgHeju— ABC News (@ABC) July 27, 2020
John Lewis, the U.S. Congressman from Georgia, died on July 17th of pancreatic cancer. Lewis’s body is traveling from Alabama to Washington, D.C. and back to Atlanta to allow people to pay their respect to the congressman.
During Trump’s tenure as president, Lewis and Trump have shared a few words with one another over the years. During an interview with NBC’s “Meet The Press” Lewis spoke, “I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president.” Lewis continues to go on and say, “I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected and they have destroyed the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.”