Barack Obama's powerfully political eulogy for John Lewis

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During the funeral of congressman John Lewis, former US president Barack Obama delivered a powerful eulogy in which he praised the late civil rights icon, saying Lewis ‘will be a founding father of a fuller, fairer, better America’.

In his speech, Obama also received standing ovations for his indirect criticism of the Trump administration’s decision to send federal agents to peaceful demonstrations in Portland, and his condemnation of voter suppression tactics in the US
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