Rep. John Lewis (R-Ga.), a civil rights icon who marched alongside the likes of Martin Luther King Jr., accused President Trump of being “uncaring” of the civil rights movement in an interview with Democratic strategist and CNN analyst David Axelrod on Friday, adding that the president “knows very, very little” about the struggle for equal rights.
“I think the person we have in Washington today is uncaring,” he said in an episode of CNN’s “The Axe Files” set to air Friday night. “[Trump] knows very, very little about the struggle and the history of the civil rights movement.”
“We have come a distance. We made progress,” he said. “But there are forces in America trying to slow us down or take us back.”
Lewis also slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“I know his record, I know his history, he has a very long history of being on the other side and not on the right side,” Lewis said.