After Trump Remark, John Lewis Will Skip State of the Union

7 2018 shows US President Donald Trump as he walks from Marine One to the White House

"Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?"

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) made an appearance on MSNBC with host Joy Reid that was intense, even by the congresswoman's standards. What does he have to say that I would be interested in?

"I can not in all good conscience be in a room with what he has said about so many Americans", Lewis said on MSNBC Friday.

Trump allegedly made the comment during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on Thursday while arguing against restoring protections for immigrants from those areas. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who was there at the time, said he did. I've called him a racist, deplorable, despicable, adding to what others are calling him--a moron, ignorant, on and on and on.

"But I know this: history will not be kind to him, to these Republicans, and to those who are basically standing by him, embracing him". "And I wish I could say he didn't have the courage of his convictions, because I don't know if he has any".

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The president reportedly referred to some countries in Africa as a "shithole". Waters said, "Oh, no". "I don't trust him, I don't appreciate him and I wouldn't waste my time sitting in that house listening to what he has to say", Waters explained. "He does not deserve my attention".

Lewis, who did not attend Trump's inauguration or the first inauguration of former President George W. Bush, was asked during an appearance on what his plans are for the January 30 speech.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) had announced January 5 - before Trump's racist remarks this week - that he would skip the State of the Union, saying in a statement that he did not feel it would be productive to listen to "another destructive and divisive speech by Trump".

In a tweet on Friday, Trump said the language he used was "tough", but maintained the vulgar comments attributed to him were "not the language used".

"Donald Trump is an embarrassment and a national disgrace", Waters said in a statement. "Congress has a constitutional responsibility to impeach him without delay".

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