WATCH: Right-Wing Comentator Calls John Lewis A Racist Who Never Fought For Anything
Broadcasting on his YouTube channel Monday evening, right-wing conspiracy theorist Chris McDonald heaped criticism on the late John Lewis. Representative Lewis, who passed away last week, spent decades in Congress, and more decades participating in the Civil Rights movement. However, McDonald described him as a racist who sowed division in the U.S. and never fought for anything.
Right-Wing Watch caught a clip of McDonald, with guest Mark Taylor, discussing John Lewis. Notable is McDonald’s history — when Representative Elijah Cummings died last year, he said that God removed Cummings for opposing Trump.
After Taylor, who bills himself as a prophet, described being attacked on Twitter for sharing tweets that purported to predict John Lewis’ death (the video below should start at the 37 minute mark if you’d like to witness this portion of the interview), McDonald chimes in. “I wanted to say this about John Lewis.” He goes on to compare Lewis to Cumings, both, he says, “parodied as a hero” after death. “John Lewis was a rabid racist. He said some of the most racist rhetoric to this nation over the last 10 to 20 years of his life.”
As evidence, McDonald cites Lewis’ absence at the Trump and Bush inaugurations. “John Lewis had no class, Mark. Every time he opened his mouth he was always taking shots at the president, especially President Trump.” Continuing to disparage Lewis, McDonald concluded, “They would sit there and defend John Lewis’s record and defend him as being this racial icon. The fact that he fought for this and that and the other. He never fought for anything folks. What he fought for was a racially divided America.”
John Lewis’ death came at the end of a months-long battle with pancreatic cancer, as Biography notes. During his life, Lewis participated actively in the Civil Rights movement, including being one of the leaders of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, for voting rights.