Will Trump pay his respects to John Lewis at US Capitol? 'I won't be going, no'

David Caplan
July 27, 2020 - 3:04 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- President Donald Trump did not mince words when asked by reporters Monday if he plans to visit the U.S. Capitol to pay his respects to the late civil rights icon, Rep. John Lewis, who is lying in state in the rotunda.

"I won't be going, no," Trump told reporters before leaving the White House for a trip to North Carolina, when asked if he planned to visit the Capitol either Monday or Tuesday.

Lewis died July 17 at age 80.

Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence is scheduled to visit the Capitol Monday night.

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is expected to visit Washington on Monday to pay his respects to Lewis.