Trump Disrespects Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga 2_AP Images

President-elect Donald Trump‘s promise to unify the country appears to be all talk and he hasn’t even been sworn in as President yet. Last weekend Trump took to twitter to attack civil rights icon and Georgia representative John Lewis after he publicly announced he intends to boycott Trump’s inauguration. Lewis has joined a number of government officials who intend to boycott Trump’s inauguration. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2010.

Barack Obama presents 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rep. John Lewis_AP Images

“You cannot be at home with something that you feel that is wrong,” Rep. John Lewis said in an interview with NBC.


The twitter attack was launched just two days before the nation’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

Lewis also contested Mr. Trump’s legitimacy as president in his NBC interview scheduled to air Sunday.

“I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president,” he said. “I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.”

Legislators on both sides of the aisle came to Rep. John Lewis’ defense:



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