Dingell dictated final opinion column on the day he died

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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- John Dingell criticized President Donald Trump on the day the long-serving Michigan congressman died, dictating comments to his wife and congressional successor, Debbie Dingell.

Dingell never mentions Trump by name but says in the opinion article published Friday in The Washington Post that "in our modern political age, the presidential bully pulpit seems dedicated to sowing division and denigrating, often in the most irrelevant and infantile personal terms, the political opposition."

Dingell also wrote that his "personal and political character was formed in a different era" in which was observed "modicums of respect" as sides fought over issues.

He died Thursday at age 92 while with his wife, Debbie, at their home in suburban Detroit. He represented parts of southeast Michigan for nearly 60 years before retiring in 2014 as the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history.

Read his Washington Post editorial here.