On the day that an American hero who believed so strongly in his conviction that every American should have the opportunity to vote that he was willing to sacrifice his life was laid to rest, the president who isn’t willing to sacrifice his hair to a rainstorm to honor veterans spent his day tweeting about how to best interfere in the next election.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 30, 2020
Two former Democratic and one former Republican president spoke at the funeral of John Lewis, a man once denied the right to vote because of the color of his skin. Bill Clinton spoke of Lewis’s lifetime of service to his country. George H. W. Bush, who disagreed with Lewis politically on the issues, spoke of the example he left behind for young Americans. Barack Obama, the president who came into office because of the sacrifices John Lewis made, talked about the examples of faith and perseverance that Lewis left behind.
Donald Trump held a press conference on the COVID-19 pandemic and lied his way through all of it. As John Lewis’s body was laid to rest, Trump told reporters about how he is opposed to ensuring that all Americans can vote safely in the next presidential election but mail-in votes lead to fraud. They don’t, and they never have.
The blatant disrespect for Rep. Lewis (D-GA) it must have taken Trump to fail to even mention him on the day of his funeral is disgusting.
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