Since the passing of Congressman John Lewis was announced, Donald Trump tweeted about 30 times without mentioning the civil rights icon.
He then got up, and according to reports, played around of golf with his buddy, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Finally, this afternoon, after numerous other national leaders and all former presidents had issued public statements of condolences regarding Lewis’s death, Trump’s Twitter account shared a two-sentence tweet saying Trump and the First Lady are “saddened” by the congressman’s passing.
President Trump arrived at his golf club in Sterling, VA. This is his 370th trip to one of his properties & 278th trip to one of his golf clubs of his presidency.
Neither Trump nor WH has issued a statement or responded to request for comment on the passing of John Lewis.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) July 18, 2020
Trump today: able to get up, get dressed, play golf.
Trump: unable to even tweet a rememberance of John Lewis, one of the legends of the civil rights movement.
There’s never a bottom.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 18, 2020
Saddened to hear the news of civil rights hero John Lewis passing. Melania and I send our prayers to he and his family.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2020
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) July 18, 2020
You were up late last night, tweeting about GARBAGE long after the world learned of the passing of Rep. John Lewis.
Then you went and played golf today instead of saying anything.
NOW say "Black Lives Matter," because HIS certainly did.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant Rep John Lewis! (@mmpadellan) July 18, 2020