Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

After Trump Comment, John Lewis Will Skip State of the Union

After Trump Comment, John Lewis Will Skip State of the Union

She continued, "Why would I take my time to go and listen to a liar?" Trump later claimed he didn't use those specific words, but Sen.

Lewis said that the comments were "incompatible" with Trump signing a proclamation Friday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

"I have called him what I know him to be for a long time", Waters said. "The president and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel".

Lewis made the accusation following Trump's reported comments that America needs fewer Haitian immigrants and more immigrants from countries like Norway.

Waters slammed the president over the comments on MSNBC Saturday morning, saying that she doesn't "trust him or appreciate him". "I'm not going to waste my time". "He does not deserve my attention".

Lewis also announced that he would be skipping the address, accusing Trump of having racist sympathies after reports on the alleged remarks surfaced Thursday.

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"You can not speak the words of tolerance and peace and love ... and then put down a group of people, a nation of people because of the color of their skin or what part of the world they may come from", Lewis said.

Blumenauer said he will instead listen "to Oregonians about what they think about the State of the Union" in his home state.

Both legislators previously skipped Trump's Inauguration ceremony, and Waters has since repeatedly called for the New Yorker to be impeached.

"Donald Trump is an embarrassment and a national disgrace", she added.

Trump is scheduled to deliver the annual address January 30.

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