Donald Trump disrespects civil rights icon John Lewis during MLK weekend

U.S. Congressman John Lewis

On the weekend where the nation is set to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., president-elect Donald Trump found a way to disrespect a Civil Rights icon.

Trump became upset after Congressman John Lewis shared his thoughts during an interview with NBC, Lewis said, “Donald Trump has proven that his administration will normalize the most extreme fringes of the Republican Party. On Inauguration Day, I will not be celebrating. I will be organizing and preparing for resistance.”

In usual Trump fashion, he went to Twitter to speak out against Lewis. “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad,” Trump tweeted.

Lewis, who has given his entire life to fight for human and civil rights, will always have more character than Trump. Again, it’s ridiculous that Trump and his bigotry will become the new leader of this nation.

Lewis responded in a statement by writing, “Some leaders reject decades of progress and want to return to the dark past, when the power of law was used to deny the freedoms protected by the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and its Amendments.”

Here is how others responded to Trump’s disrespect of Congressman Lewis.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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