During a preview clip of an interview set to air on Friday’s edition of CNN’s “Axe Files,” Representative John Lewis (D-GA) argued President Trump is “uncaring,” and defended his comparison between Trump and George Wallace.
Interviewer David Axelrod asked Lewis about his criticisms of Trump, which included comparing Trump to Wallace. Lewis said Trump is “uncaring, knows very, very little about the struggle and the history of the Civil Rights movement, that black and white people died.”
Axelrod followed up on the Wallace comparison. Lewis responded, “Well, I think this president right now is asking for the records, the voter registration records of people all over America. That is a form of intimidation. That’s a form of harassment. And some of the people that make up this commission, they have a history, a long history of making it harder and difficult for people to participate in the democratic process. We’ve come too far. This president should be leading us into the future, not taking us backward.”
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