John Lewis will skip State of the Union after Trump 's---hole' comments
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Rep. John LewisJohn LewisThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Trump, Pence fan out to protect the Rust Belt Atlanta mayor signs bill to change Confederate street names Under attack: Because we don’t vote Republican MORE (D-Ga.) said Friday that he'll skip President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Gillum and DeSantis’s first debate GOP warns economy will tank if Dems win Gorbachev calls Trump's withdrawal from arms treaty 'a mistake' MORE's State of the Union address later this month over the the president's Thursday comments on "shithole countries," referring to Haiti, El Salvador and several nations in Africa. 

"At this junction, I do not plan to attend the State of the Union," the longtime Georgia congressman told MSNBC's Katy Tur. 

Lewis, a civil rights icon who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said he could not bear to be in the same room as Trump after the remarks  the president made in a private meeting with lawmakers on a potential immigration deal.

"I cannot in all good conscience be in a room with what he has said about so many Americans. I just cannot do it. I wouldn't be honest with myself," Lewis said.

During the interview, Lewis reacted in disbelief to the president's comments, saying it was "unbelievable" to hear and "incompatible" with Trump's Friday proclamation honoring King. 

Democrats are planning protests for the president's address.