“I thought it was a terrible speech. It was a grumpy speech. It showed this anger there that people don’t see,” Trump said on “Fox & Friends” when asked if he agreed the eulogy was a ” Sounded like a campaign speech. ” ”
“He lost control. He was actually hit very hard by both sides for that speech. That speech was ridiculous,” Trump said.
Trump said he felt the eulogy was “completely inappropriate” and talked in detail about how much he had changed Obama’s agenda.
Obama decimated Lewis in Atlanta last week, seeing the late legislator as the “finest disciple” of Martin Luther King Jr. and “the founding father of a fuller, fairer, better America”.
Obama has criticized some conservatives, including prominent Fox News hosts, for using Lewis’s own eulogy to restore the Voting Rights Act, an end to gerrymandering, and a possible end to the Seniors filibuster.
Lewis, a civil rights icon who died last month at 80, spent most of his life fighting for extended voting rights. He was one of the first Freedom Riders and spoke in Washington in March.
Trump did not attend Lewis’ funeral. Obama, former President George W. Bush and former President Clinton both spoke at the ceremony. Former President Carter did not attend due to the coronavirus epidemic.
The president told Jonathan Swan of Axios in an interview that aired late Monday that he could not say “one way or the other” whether Lewis’ life had been “impressive”, but the late Congressman “attended his inauguration.” Made a big mistake by not taking “. In 2017.