Donald Trump will not pay his respects to John Lewis, who is lying in state

Civil Rights icon, Rep. John Lewis Passes Away **FILE PHOTOS**

Over the weekend, Congressman John Lewis made his final journey over Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Mr. Lewis’s casket was carried by a horse-drawn carriage, and red rose petals covered the bridge, signifying the blood spilled in the Civil Rights Movement, including John Lewis’s own blood on that bridge. On Monday, Mr. Lewis’s casket arrived in Washington, where there were pauses for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and Black Lives Matter Plaza. Then Mr. Lewis’s casket was delivered to the Capitol, where he will lie in state in the Rotunda in the building in which he served for decades.

It was all very moving and I’ve cried several times watching the footage, especially with the rose petals on the bridge, and the pause on the bridge where Alabama police (on horseback) beat voting rights activists like Mr. Lewis. John Lewis was an American icon, and a global icon of peace and dignity and human rights.

…And Donald Trump doesn’t give a sh-t. Trump says he will not pay his respects to Congressman John Lewis at the Rotunda. Because Donald Trump is a Nazi.

Part of me is like “good, we don’t need to see Trump pretend to care.” Part of me thinks that Mr. Lewis’s family already asked Trump NOT to come. But another part of me thinks that Donald Trump is truly incapable of even showing a modicum of respect to one of the greatest Civil Rights figures our country has ever produced.

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  1. BlueSky says:

    As Ava Duvernay said on Twitter thank you ancestors, for continuing to protect John Lewis.

  2. Sayrah says:

    Not surprised. I was surprised that he acknowledged him on twitter after he died.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Only after he had been attacked for not doing so for the better part of a day and it was very clear that he had little to do with the content of that tweet.

  3. alwaysannarun says:

    Of course he won’t. Did anyone think he actually would?

    • Chica1971 says:

      For some reason and despite all evidence to the contrary, Trump is expected to cosplay intelligence, empathy and respect for all people ( including POC and poor whites.

  4. Digital Unicorn says:

    He won’t go because there is no MAGAt PR opportunity for him to campaign to his base.

    Also am sure Congressman Lewis’s family would not want Agent Orange staining the coffin with his cheap sh!t makeup and fake tan.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      The McCain Family did NOT want the Orange Shit-Gibbon at John McCain’s funeral.

      • Lightpurple says:

        His monster daughter Nagini crashed it, with the help of Lindsey Graham, so she could be filmed playing with her phone during the eulogies.

  5. 10KTurtle says:

    Is anybody sad about this? It’s like demanding an apology- if you have to force it, it is meaningless.

  6. Ariel says:

    I think both things you said in conclusion are true. Pres racist is not welcome anywhere near Rep. Lewis, and he is incapable – as a racist and a narcissist – to grasp how important, how esteemed and revered Rep, Lewis is to our country.
    Trump does not believe in the civil rights movement. At all.

    • Lory says:

      He doesn’t understand anything that does not directly pertain to him. He’s so petty and egocentric that going to a funeral of anyone where the focus is on the person that died will set his fragile ego off.

    • Lory says:

      He doesn’t understand anything that does not directly pertain to him. He’s so petty and egocentric that going to a funeral of anyone where the focus is on the person that died will set his fragile ego off.

  7. Feedmechips says:

    Honestly, the presence of orange nightmare would be more of an insult than anything else, so I consider this a good thing.

    • Truthiness says:

      I am having a hard time with the gall of Mitch M during this bereavement. LIKE AS IF HE IS NOT SITTING ON THE VOTER RIGHTS BILL RIGHT NOW, keeping it from being approved. I guess it’s so easy to say nice things of the dead, when they are no longer able to oppose racist policies. And the same goes for Gov Kemp who suppressed black votes so that he could beat Stacey Abrahms.

      • NatureLover says:

        @Truthness, yes, that angered me the most that McConnell spoke and his words were hollow to me due to his continued attacks on POC and reversing the voters right act. McConnell refusing to cease the gerrymandering that the GOP loves to advance further toward. McConnell should not have been allowed to speak as he is the example of what Rep. John Lewis fought against his entire life.

      • E.B. Mann says:

        It’s easy to say nice things of the dead—unless you’re a toxic orange fart cloud of a human being.

  8. TIFFANY says:

    I totally believe his family told him don’t even bother saying his name let alone showing up at the Capital.

    The smartest thing he said in his entire career was no to the question and left it at that.

  9. Mina_Esq says:

    No surprises there. I’m so exhausted. I feel like Trump’s hostage. The next six month are going to feel like 6 years.

  10. anniefannie says:

    If he showed up the hypocrisy would be off the hook. I watched the ceremony of this Icon being carried across the Pettus bridge and it was so moving. I don’t know who’s orchestrated his funeral but it’s been spot on perfect and you know this administration hasn’t helped.

  11. tempest prognosticator says:

    Good. This is as it should be. Trump does not deserve to be there.

  12. Traveler says:

    This is par for the course. He only kneels at the altar of dictators and white supremacists. This is who drumpf is and always has been. The problem for this country is that there are a good many people here just like him.

    As others have already said…………he doesn’t deserve to be there.

  13. ChillyWilly says:

    The fact that this beautiful, brave, good man is gone and monsters like Trump still walk the earth…ugh. It just sickens me.

  14. joanne says:

    The bridge needs to be renamed as the John Lewis bridge. I”m very glad that Trump did not go and dishonour the memory of John Lewis.

  15. Godwina says:

    On the one hand: what a motherforking toddler. Just abysmal.

    On the other: GOOD. Don’t sully the occasion with your presence or force loved ones to have to interact with you.

  16. Mumbles says:

    Actually it’s for the best. Watching McConnell at the ceremony yesterday – the man blocking the vote on the renewal of the Voting Rights Act in the Senate – was disgusting.

  17. jferber says:

    He knows the racists have his back and he’s playing that card. This is the shittiest, most mother-fucking president we’ve ever had the misfortune of having in the White House. I’d have been honored had John Lewis been president. The orange turd is a DESECRATION. Remove him from the White House, fumigate and then have an exorcism. I’m not kidding.

  18. adastraperaspera says:

    John Lewis seemed ageless to me. I can’t believe he’s gone. Our daughter was lucky enough to have met him once, and we have a proud picture of Rep. Lewis with her student group. He should only be memorialized by honorable, decent people.

  19. Flower says:

    Typical douchebag move.

  20. Rapunzel says:

    Thank God he’s not going. Tweeterlini has been sitting in meetings with a COVID-19 positive NSA, and would likely spread disease to everyone else there.

    Let him play golf and infect Brett Farve.

  21. CrazyHeCallsMe says:

    I’m glad that Orange clown didn’t sully the memorial by showing up. No one wanted him there and he knows that. He’s most likely jealous of all the accolades, love and admiration that has been shown to John Lewis.

  22. Aimee says:

    I just read in an article in the NY Times when his friend and mentor, Roy Cohn, contracted AIDS, he washed his hands of him. Not really surprised but what a scumbag.

  23. jferber says:

    Aimee, funny how trump demands a Mafia-like loyalty from his minions, but cuts them loose the second they become inconvenient or more popular than he (or get caught in crimes committed for him). How many ways can you be a son of a bitch? I mean, really. On the bright side, he does pardon lawfully convicted criminals, but I think that’s just his dictator ego saying, “I’ve got you all covered. I do what I want.”