Trump 'Won't Be Going' to John Lewis Services

President says he has no plans to visit Monday or Tuesday as he lies in state
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2020 2:06 AM CDT
Trump Won't Pay Respects to John Lewis
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., condemns bigoted remarks by President Trump directed at four Democratic women of color who serve in the House, during a television interview at the Capitol, Tuesday, July 16, 2019.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – President Trump and Rep. John Lewis, the late civil rights icon, didn't exactly get along. So it's perhaps not surprising that the president revealed Monday he won't be paying respects to Lewis as he lies in state. "No, I won't be going, no," Trump told reporters regarding Lewis' memorial services, per USA Today. Lewis' body will remain at the Capitol for six days of funeral proceedings; VP Mike Pence and his wife attended Monday night's public viewing, reports People, which calls Trump "notably absent." Trump departed Washington on Monday to visit a North Carolina facility working on a coronavirus vaccine. Politico runs down Trump's history of paying respects to political opponents, including John McCain. (Read more President Trump stories.)

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