USA Today reports:
The short and understated sentiment made no mention of the animosity that developed between the two men early that developed when Lewis questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s 2016 election victory and the president attacked Lewis’ district. Trump, however, was far less loquacious in his tweet than many of his senior aides.
Trump signed a proclamation ordering flags flown at half-staff Saturday but had not issued a statement on Lewis’ death until mid-afternoon. Four of his predecessors – Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter – along with congressional leaders of both parties did so much earlier.
Trump’s tweet only came after he finished a round of golf with Lindsey Graham.
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
You’re literally golfing right now, dipshit. We all know you didn’t write this.
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) July 18, 2020
He wrote it. Notice the misuse of pronouns.
— LINDZEE (@WVUMAMA2) July 18, 2020
On top of your prayers, how about just stop being so racist? John Lewis fought against so much of your injustice.
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) 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
— Mike Liszewski (@MikeLiszewski) July 18, 2020
I think I speak for many when I say go fuck yourself.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) July 18, 2020
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) July 18, 2020