President Donald Trump downplayed the legacy of civil rights icon John Lewis in a recent interview, complaining that Lewis didn’t attend his inauguration.
“I don’t know John Lewis. He chose not to come to my inauguration,” Trump said in an interview with Axios Monday.
The president continued to dismiss Congressman Lewis during the interview saying “I can’t say one way or the other,” when asked if he thought Lewis was impressive.
“I find a lot of people impressive. I find many people not impressive,” he continued. “He didn’t come — he 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. He should’ve come. I think he made a big mistake,” Trump said.