President Trump stated on Fox & Friends last night that the eulogy Obama delivered at Lewis’ funeral was a terrible and angry speech and inappropriate.
“I thought it was a terrible speech. It was an angry speech,” Trump said. “It showed his anger there that people don’t see. He lost control and he’s been really hit very hard by both sides for that speech. That speech was ridiculous.”
Last week, as the former president praised Lewis for his civil rights advocacy at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Obama also condemned Trump’s campaign for throwing mayhem and doubt into the legitimacy of the upcoming elections. He also made mention of efforts to suppress voting and Black Americans’ civil rights.
“Even as we sit here, there are those in power who are doing their darnedest to discourage people from voting by closing polling locations, and targeting minorities and students with restrictive ID laws, and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision,” Obama said. “John Lewis devoted his time on this Earth fighting the very attacks on democracy and what’s best in America that we are seeing circulate right now.”
As it has been reported, Trump didn’t bother to acknowledge Lewis or attend his memorial or funeral. He stated that his reasoning was because “He didn’t come to my inauguration. He didn’t come to my State of the Union speeches,” Trump said. “And that’s OK. That’s his right. And, again, nobody has done more for Black Americans than I have.”
“He fought very hard, a lot of people don’t realize that I think—and I said it the other day — he fought just as hard or harder than Hillary so that Hillary won,” Trump said. “He was somebody—I didn’t know him, but he was somebody that wanted me not to win.”