President TrumpDonald John Trumpden on Monday paid tribute to Lewis at the Capitol for calling Cotton to comment on slavery in criticism of the 1619 project. There is no plan to visit the Capitol to honor the late civil rights icon representative. John lewisJohn Lewis carried the last across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to pay homage to Lewis at the Capitol on Monday, after John Lewis’ 7-year-old elder nephew called the civil rights symbol ‘my hero’ more. (D-Ga.), He told reporters on Monday.
“I won’t go, no,” Trump said when he left before leaving for the White House to travel to North Carolina to see if he planned to go to the Capitol on Monday or Tuesday to pay Lewis his respect.
“I will not go.”
Trump told reporters that while he was exiting the White House, he did not go to pay respects to Congressman John Lewis because he was in the state in the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/dkcOOvHvsY
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Lewis’s throne reached the Capitol when Trump was leaving from Washington DC for North Carolina.
The top of the steps of the casket capital will be displayed outside later on Monday to allow members of the public to pay their respects while maintaining distance due to the coronavirus epidemic. The outdoor public view will be continued during the day Tuesday.
Lewis emerged as a prominent figure in the civil rights movement in 1965 in Selma, Ala. During the march from to Montgomery the Alabama state survived a brutal beating by soldiers, known as “Bloody Sunday”. He died at the age of 80 on July 17 after a month-long battle with cancer.
Trump ordered flags for half the staff in Lewis’ honor for part of the day after his death at the White House. That day the president said he was “saddened” to hear the news of Lewis’ death, calling him a civil rights hero in a tweet, but otherwise publicly said very little about his death.
Trump sharply criticized Lewis in 2017, stating that his Atlanta-area district is in “terrible shape” and calling congressmen “all talk” and “no action or consequences”. The president’s remarks came in the form of a tweet after Lewis was not Trump’s “legitimate” president.
Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe Bidenbiden Trump on Monday to pay tribute to Lewis at the Capitol, after fundraising at the Reagan Foundation, requesting Trump’s approval to handle the coronovirus Lewis is expected to visit Washington on Monday to pay his respects.