ATLANTA - Congressman John Lewis (D-Atlanta) said he wants to take Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump on a tour of Atlanta. The Democratic congressman said this during a conversation hosted by POLITICO.
"But I don't know where this man is coming from. I really don't," said Rep. Lewis told hosts Anna Palmer and Jake Sherma in reaction to Trump's statements that blacks are worse off under President Obama.
The 76-year-old congressman and Civil Rights leader then launched into litany of oppression experienced by African-Americans during different periods in American history. Lewis said many are “living well.’
"I would love to take him on tour of the city of Atlanta and some other major cities and communities, neighborhoods all across America," said Rep. Lewis.
Lewis also gave his opinion on Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign.
He also offered his take on President Obama saying "he's cool."
The Atlanta-area congressman also gave his thoughts on the recent deaths of Terence Crutcher and keith Lamont Scott.
The event was organized around the opening of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.