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Matthew Chapman

During a recent interview with Axios' Jonathan Swan, Donald Trump spoke about a number of pressing issues: surging virus cases and deaths; unmarked police vans in Portland, Oregon; his mail-in voting fraud conspiracy theories; and recently deceased Democratic Congressman John Lewis.

Nearly everything Trump said in that interview has sparked outrage across the internet in some way.

His comments regarding John Lewis, who served in Congress for over 30 years and played a key role in the Civil Rights Movement of the early 1960s, were no exception.

When Swan asked Trump how history would remember John Lewis, Trump immediately placed himself at the center of the question:

"I don't know. I don't know John Lewis. He chose not to come to my inauguration. I never met John Lewis, actually, I don't believe."
"I can't say one way or the other. I find a lot of people impressive. I find many people not impressive. But, no, he didn't come to my inauguration, he didn't come to my State of the Union."

Trump then devolved into an even less relevant claim:

"But, again, no one has done more for Black Americans than I have."

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms did not take those meandering comments lightly. During an appearance on CNN, Bottoms was asked to respond to Trump's comments:

"He's delusional. He's a narcissist and he is delusional."
"The only person that believes that is him. He's done nothing for African-Americans in this country, and to speak that in the same sentence as speaking of John Lewis is almost blasphemous."


Keisha Lance Bottoms slams Trump's "blasphemous" comparison of himself to John Lewis youtu.be

Twitter users wholeheartedly agreed with Bottoms' characterization of the president.







Of course, no amount of claims on Twitter can change the president's mind.

As Bottoms also mentioned in the interview, voting in the election in November is likely the only way that Donald Trump would ever begin to wrap his head around the possibility that things are not as he sees them.