Trump’s pettiness is truly bottomless:
President Donald Trump avoided a final opportunity to pay an in-person tribute to the late civil rights icon at Joint Base Andrews.
Trump departed from the air base for Texas around 9:55 a.m. ET after speaking to reporters at the White House. A procession with Lewis and his family arrived to Andrews a few minutes later, met by an honor guard.
The plane carrying Lewis’ casket, along with separate aircraft for his family, departed following a brief ceremony. The two entourages did not overlap on the Andrews tarmac. After days of commemoration and remembrances for the late civil rights leader, Trump made no mention of him as he left Washington.
Trump did not pay respects to Lewis at the US Capitol and will not attend today’s funeral.