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Trump: Obama's eulogy of John Lewis a 'terrible,' 'angry' speech

Added 08-05-20 08:58:02am EST - “President Trump on Wednesday criticized former President Barack Obama's eulogy of the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), calling it a "terrible" and "angry speech" after his predecessor made a plea for lawmakers to strengthen voting rights.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump: Obama's eulogy of John Lewis a 'terrible,' 'angry' speech”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE on Wednesday criticized former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBass honored US Communist Party leader in unsurfaced remarks WNBA players wear 'Vote Warnock' shirts in support of Loeffler Democratic challenger Michelle Obama wishes Barack a happy birthday: 'My favorite guy' MORE's eulogy of the late Rep. John LewisJohn LewisLoeffler knocks WNBA players for wearing shirts backing Democratic challenger Julia Louis-Dreyfus weighs in on 'Veep' parody of Trump interview CNN political director: President's comments on Lewis 'so shameful' but 'also classic Donald Trump' MORE (D-Ga.), calling it a "terrible" and "angry speech" after his predecessor made a plea for lawmakers to strengthen voting rights.

"I thought it was a terrible speech. It was an angry speech. It showed this anger there that people don’t see," Trump said on "Fox & Friends" when asked if he agreed the eulogy "seemed like a campaign speech."

"He lost control. He’s been really hit very hard by both sides for that speech. That speech was ridiculous," Trump said.

Trump said he felt the eulogy was "totally inappropriate" and spoke at length about how he has undone much of Obama's agenda.

Obama eulogized Lewis last week in Atlanta, hailing the late lawmaker as perhaps Martin Luther King Jr.’s “finest disciple” and a "founding father of that of a fuller, fairer, better America."

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