‘I don’t know John Lewis’

Donald J. Trump’s narcissism was on full display when Axios.com reporter Jonathan Swan asked him to comment on the life and legacy of the late John Lewis, the beloved civil rights icon and congressman.

This is a brief compilation of what five U.S. presidents said about Lewis, concluding with what Trump told Swan:

George W. Bush: “He always thought of others. He always believed in preaching the gospel, in word and in deed, insisting that hate and fear had to be answered with love and hope.”
Jimmy Carter: “Throughout his remarkable life, John Lewis has been a blessing to countless people … His enormous contributions will continue to be an inspiration for generations to come.”
Bill Clinton: “John Lewis hoped for and imagined and worked and moved for his beloved community. He took a savage beating on more than one day. He fought the good fight, he kept the faith.”
Barack Obama: “America was built by people like John Lewis. He, as much as anyone in our history, brought this country a little closer to our highest ideals.”
Donald Trump: “I don’t know John Lewis. He chose not to come to my inauguration.”
Umm, Lewis didn’t attend President Bush’s first inauguration, either, but the 43rd president was one of those who eulogized him. Donald Trump’s narcissism is flat-out evil.

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