Trump’s comments on John Lewis were ‘almost blasphemous’, Atlanta Mayor Bottoms says

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August 04, 2020 - 2:51 pm
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms called President Donald Trump “delusional” after  a comment he made during an interview with Axios on HBO. 

Trump told the news program that he couldn’t say “one way or the other” if Lewis’ life was impressive in addition to pointing out that the congressman who severed for more than 30 years did not attend his inauguration. 

“He didn’t come to my State of the Union speeches, and that’s OK, that’s his right, and, again, nobody has done more for Black Americans than I have,” Trump said. “He should have come. I think he made a big mistake.”

Bottoms was asked about those comments during an interview on CNN prompting a strong rebuke from Atlanta’s Mayor. 

Bottoms story Amos Morale Scott Colomb; Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms called president Donald Trump “delusional” after comment her made during an interview with Axios on HBO. Trump told the news program that he couldn’t say “one way or the other” if Lewis’ life was impressive in addition to pointing out that the congressman who severed for more than 30 years did not attend his inauguration. “He didn’t come to my State of the Union speeches, and that’s OK, that’s his right, and, again, nobody has done more for Black Americans than I have,” Trump said. “He should have come. I think he made a big mistake.” Bottoms was asked about those comments during an interview on CNN prompting a strong rebuke from Atlanta’s mayor. “He’s delusional. He’s a narcissist and he is delusional,” Bottoms told CNN. “He’s done nothing for African Americans in this country, and to speak that in the same sentence as John Lewis is almost blasphemous.”

“He’s delusional. He’s a narcissist and he is delusional,” Bottoms told CNN. “He’s done nothing for African Americans in this country, and to speak that in the same sentence as John Lewis is almost blasphemous.”

John Lewis died in July after a bout with cancer. He was a civil rights icon who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King and former President Barack Obama credited Lewis with helping him become the country’s first black president.

Bottoms told CNN Trump’s comments show the president  needs to be voted out of office.

“If this man is allowed to serve as president for another four years, we will be in even more trouble than we are in now,” Bottoms told the network. “He is destroying our democracy in real time, and we have to respond in the best way that we know how, the way that John Lewis taught us to respond, that is, to show up and vote.”​