President Trump shocked the liberal media on Monday when he announced that he wouldn’t be visiting the Capitol to pay respects to the late Democrat congressman John Lewis.
As The Hill reports:
“I won’t be going, no,” Trump said before departing the White House for a trip to North Carolina when asked if he planned to visit the Capitol either Monday or Tuesday to pay his respects to Lewis.
“I won’t be going.”
Trump told reporters as he was leaving the White House that he would not go to pay respects to Congressman John Lewis as he lies in state at the Capitol pic.twitter.com/dkcOOvHvsY
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Vice President Pence and second lady Karen Pence are scheduled to visit the Capitol, where Lewis will lie in state in the rotunda, Monday evening after the vice president returns from a trip to Florida to discuss coronavirus vaccine research.
Lewis’s casket arrived at the Capitol just as Trump was leaving Washington, D.C., for North Carolina.
Trump had previously blasted Lewis in a tweet from 2019, claiming his home district was in “terrible shape” and that he was “all talk.”