John Lewis' 5th District residents respond to Trump on social media
- Author: Megan Austin Jan 16, 2017,
Jan 16, 2017, 0:52
"I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president", Lewis told NBC's Chuck Todd during a "Meet the Press" interview set to air Sunday. "Sad!" and characterizing Lewis' Georgia district, which includes most of the city of Atlanta, as being "in disgusting shape and falling apart".
The Georgia Democrat provoked a Twitter storm from Mr Trump, who said he "should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in disgusting shape and falling apart". All talk, talk, talk - no action or results. Sad! When asked by Todd what he would say to the president-elect about this preference, Lewis answered, "I would say, 'Mr". "It will be hard".
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) has made it very clear that he is not a fan of President-elect Donald Trump ― so much so that he wouldn't even invite Trump to visit Selma, Alabama, with him.
"For me, the personal decision not to attend Inauguration is quite simple: Do I stand with Donald Trump, or do I stand with John Lewis?". In a series of tweets, Trump said Lewis was "all talk" and "no action or results".
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However, some of the foreign retailers on Tmall have not had success. "So that is what they are all now saying", he said. Both individuals decided that US-China relations "should be strengthened, should be more friendly and do better".
"John Lewis is an American hero", Richmond said.
But shortly after the museum visit was announced, rather than apologizing to Lewis, Trump doubled down on the attack. Adam Boulton will be in the U.S. to present a special Sky News programme - Trump: America's President - every day next week from midnight. Trump responded with a low and racially tinged blow about the Democrat's "crime infested" district.
John Lewis has served in the House of Representatives since 1987.
Another book by Lewis, a graphic novel trilogy called "March", quickly rose to Amazon's best-sellers list on Saturday, Entertainment Weekly reported. "I wouldn't try to do anything to prevent him from coming". Lewis is considered a Civil Right's icon. He was one of the original Freedom Riders and co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, one of the groups at the forefront of the civil rights movement. "He deserves better than this".