His come back against Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga) shows a lack of knowledge of Lewis’s district, but more so a lack of consideration in handling criticism and a maybe an innate bias against people of color that has seems evident in past statements and issues…(Obama NOT born in America?)
Donald Trump has every-right to push back against John Lewis ‘s view of his Presidency…But the comments he gave where against Lewis classic seemed to be racist stereotyping ….
It is a shame that after 8 years of having a mixed race President…
We are looking at a while man who seems to a closet racist….
Is this a clear example of how some in America STILL cannot deal with where America IS going no matter how they try to clawback in time?
The eruption of hostilities between President-elect Donald Trump and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) may be recorded as just one more example of what has become standard Twitter retaliation for Trump.
But coming on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend, it also reignited the passions around Trump’s difficult history with African Americans, the group of voters from whom he might be most alienated as he prepares to move into the White House this week.
In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Friday, Lewis said he did not regard Trump to be “a legitimate president” because of allegations that high-level Russian operatives interfered in the election on Trump’s behalf. Trump lobbed back with a tweet in the early hours of Saturday morning that disparaged both the congressman and his district, which includes some of Atlanta’s most affluent neighborhoods.
“Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart,” Trump wrote. “(Not to . . .” — in fact, he needed two tweets to finish the thought — “mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk — no action or results. Sad!”
Trump continued his taunts in a separate tweet Saturday evening, saying Lewis should “finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get!”
Trump’s attack on Lewis drew widespread condemnation across party lines, particularly given Lewis’s role in the fight for black voting rights.
“John Lewis is beyond a doubt the conscience of the country and that’s why his people [constituents] send him to Congress,” said Kwame Lillard, an activist who helped to organize the civil-rights-era Freedom Rides and has known Lewis for more than 60 years….
Trump’s staff gave the impression that he would visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Monday….
It appears that visit will NOT occur….
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