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Donald Trump Fires Back At John Lewis After He Challenged The President-Elect’s Legitimacy

OP: This was alluded to in a reply to my post about Lewis, below, but I wanted to highlight it by giving it a post of its own.

President-elect Donald Trump lashed out at Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) on Saturday ― two days before America recognizes Martin Luther King Jr. Day ― after the civil rights leader said he doesn’t see him as a “legitimate president.”

Trump hit back at Lewis, suggesting that the congressman was doing a bad job of representing his district.

Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2017

mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2017

Trump was responding to Lewis questioning the president-elect’s legitimacy during an interview with NBC News Friday after intelligence reports said Russia interfered in the presidential election. “I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president,” Lewis told Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

The backlash was swift to Trump’s tweets about a man who’s considered a major figure in the civil rights movement.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) tweeted that Trump has “no clue” about sacrifice:

@repjohnlewis knows true sacrifice. @realDonaldTrump has no clue. When cluelessness collides with power oppression results. Resistance! https://t.co/Eu1vWbetsl
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) January 14, 2017

Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.), an anti-Trump Republican, tweeted that “Lewis and his ‘talk’ have changed the world.” Sasse tweeted Friday asking Lewis to come to Trump’s inauguration.

“It isn’t about a man,” Sasse tweeted. “It is a celebration of peaceful transfer of power.”https://t.co/K3eLQIHns7

Conservative commentator and noted Trump critic Bill Kristol compared Trump’s talk about Lewis to the way he treats Russian President Vladimir Putin:

It’s telling, I’m afraid, that Donald Trump treats Vladimir Putin with more respect than he does John Lewis.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 14, 2017

Many pointed out the irony of Trump saying Lewis was “all talk,” posting photos of him marching with King and staging sit-ins:

“All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!” – Trump on John Lewis pic.twitter.com/K3eLQIHns7
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) January 14, 2017

Lewis rose to prominence as a civil rights leader after police beat him in 1965 as he crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Police attacked Lewis and hundreds of peaceful voting rights activists at the event, known as “Bloody Sunday.” Lewis was beaten so badly he suffered a fractured skull. He was awarded the presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010.

This article has been updated to include reactions to Trump’s tweets.

Source: HuffPost

Afaic, Drumpf is not worthy to tie John Lewis’s shoelaces. Not even one shoe.

Twitter seems to be broken tonight or something, which kept me from being able to properly embed the tweets. I’ve included all the links, which will hopefully be working again soon.

John Lewis marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, shortly before being beaten and having his skull fractured.

Source: ONTD_Political

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