Earlier on Sunday, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), one of the bravest men in Congress, and who survived the marched in protest out of Selma, AL in 1965 after being brutally attacked by lawmakers and beaten with billy clubs as he and the large group of around 600 people reached the Edmund Pettus Bridge, announced that he has been diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer.
After releasing his statement, people from all over the country and even the world took to social media to show their support. Trump, of course, has said nothing about it, as we’re sure he probably takes great pleasure in knowing that a man he considers his foe is now fighting a terminal disease, but that’s okay, because a REAL president said what needed to be said with a heartfelt tweet of encouragement.
President Obama posted:
‘If there’s one thing I love about @RepJohnLewis, it’s his incomparable will to fight. I know he’s got a lot more of that left in him. Praying for you, my friend.’
If there’s one thing I love about @RepJohnLewis, it’s his incomparable will to fight. I know he’s got a lot more of that left in him. Praying for you, my friend.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 30, 2019
As you might expect, the Twitterverse was thrilled to hear from their beloved president and the response was overwhelming. Check out some of the things people posted:
We’re sending our best wishes out to Rep. Lewis during this time as he begins the fight of his life. If anyone can beat this, he can.
Featured image via Twitter.