The Democratic mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, is voicing her displeasure with Donald Trump over his recent dismissive comments regarding recently deceased civil rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.
In a recent interview, the president said he could not say “one way or the other” whether Lewis led an “impressive” life, choosing instead to repeatedly gripe that the elder statesman declined to attend his inauguration.
He also rehashed his unsupported boast that he had done more for Black Americans than virtually any other American before him.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said she was “disgusted” by the remarks, which prove Trump is not only “a narcissist” but also “delusional.”
Asserting that the president has “done nothing for African Americans in this country,” she said it “is almost blasphemous” to make such claims in a conversation about Lewis’ life.
“Donald Trump shows us time and time again that the only thing he believes in is himself,” Bottoms added. “He doesn’t care anything about the American people, he doesn’t care anything about the history of this country, he doesn’t care anything about the future of this country.”
She went on to paint a grim picture of an America under four more years of Trump rule.
“He is destroying our democracy in real time, and we have to respond in the best way that we know how, the way that John Lewis taught us to respond, that is, to show up and vote,” the mayor concluded.