John Lewis will skip State of the Union after Trump 's---hole' comments
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Rep. John LewisJohn LewisTrump's personality is as much a problem as his performance Jesse Jackson: Chicago looting 'humiliating, embarrassing & morally wrong' Bill Maher delivers mock eulogy for Trump MORE (D-Ga.) said Friday that he'll skip President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' 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.

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"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.