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Republican Tommy Hunter aims hate at John Lewis, calls him ‘racist pig’


via Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Another Republican has aimed hate at John Lewis following the remarks of Donald Trump. Tommy Hunter, a Republican who serves on the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in Georgia, went to Facebook to speak down on Congressman Lewis.

In response to Trump’s disrespect, Hunter wrote, “John Lewis is a racist pig. There ain’t one political pundit that didn’t say on November 9 that this would be Democrats exact response to Trump winning. Like I heard Rush, I believe say, Democrats do not live in reality. They believe polls were right and the real votes were wrong. What a bunch of idiots.”

Hunter eventually deleted his Facebook post, but it reveals how Trump has opened the door for racism and hate. The election of Trump inspired racists to feel as if they have a voice. Hunter doesn’t deserve to be in office after making such disparaging remarks.

At the start of MLK Day weekend, Trump tweeted, “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.”

Hunter has yet to issue an apology to Lewis. His office can be reached at 770-822-7003.

Here are responses below:


  1. Howard MacKinnon on January 16, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Wow, that’s about the best one sided story I ever read. Why doesn’t this article cite that Lewis insulted Trump 1st? He called Trump an illegitimate Pres. & Trump responded to him. That makes Trump a racist, for defending himself? I don’t think so. Trump has 0 history of being a racist. Quite the opposite. Simply another democratic ploy to smear him. This story says that since Trump is in that many people now have the courage to speak up. I disagree. It is Obama that stirred the racial friction. Racial relations have never been worse. Hunter is right to stand up for our President elect.

    • Likewaterforchoc on January 17, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      Lewis stated that he believed that there was shadiness in getting elected (i.e the whole Russia fiasco), so this guy says that Lewis is a racist for that? Lewis had his head bashed in for non-violently marching for civil rights and was jailed 49 times fighting against racial injustice. “Racial relations have never been worse?” Folks are seriously peeking through rose-colored glasses. You’re joking, right? Racial relations have been terrible before Obama took office (NYPD, LAPD, Jim Crow south, slavery), folks just aren’t being quiet about it anymore and white people are now claiming that we lived in a racial utopia until he took office. Trump may not be racist in your lying eyes, but he never said or did anything to quell his racist supporters making him complicit.

      Corretta Scott King wrote a letter in 1986 opposing a man whom she thought was too racist for a federal nomination.

      That man was Jeff Sessions.

    • Sol Rothstein on January 17, 2017 at 9:45 pm

      JOHN LEWIS, needs to sit his BLACK A– DOWN, and focus on bettering Atlanta…

      Atlanta is NOW HISPANIC OWNED, Blacks are now 4th Class Citizens in Atlanta. THEY don’t own S—.

      • Alquita Sherraine Dent on January 18, 2017 at 6:31 am

        Tell that to T.I., Phaedra Parks, Kandi Buress, Nene Leeks, Andrew Young, and I could go on. Who else should I name for you? There are plenty first class citizens in Atlanta who are doing quite well. Check your facts before you come for us! What hispanics??? Those little corner Mexican stores don’t count

        • Sol Rothstein on January 18, 2017 at 10:03 am

          Can you tell me the NUMBER OF Black Millionaires compared to Hispanic MILLIONAIRES…Drops MIC…

          Black folks talk like WE GOT MONEY…ALL them BLACK WHORES are broke. SORRY but they don’t have a $25 MILLION DOLLAR net worth…NONE of them.

          • Guest on January 19, 2017 at 2:09 pm

            I thought you said you were going away, never to return lmao. So pathetic.

          • Sol Rothstein on January 19, 2017 at 3:02 pm

            FUCK YOU

        • Sol Rothstein on January 18, 2017 at 10:04 am

          Sir, none of the people you just talked about have the type of money I HAVE…and I am just a REGULAR BLACK JEW.

          Their net worth is peanuts to mine. (I inherited $35 MILLION DOLLARS) that was in 1980 !!!

  2. Cruddy on January 17, 2017 at 9:26 am

    All the bigots seem to feel comfortable now. Thats one good thing about Drumpf winning. We can clearly ID most of them now.

  3. mrwoods13 on January 17, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    And just how did President Obama stir the racial friction? He is and has been a voice of reason amidst a torrent of racially motivated disrespect that started the day he was elected. From the tea party to conservative republicans he has been called out of his name, had fingers literally pointed in his face by a politician, been screamed at, and had his wife and children viciously attacked with hateful words. And who, pray tell was doing all this? The real racists are his orangeness and all of his cult members. You keep on waiting for this supposed renaissance to take place when trump arrives, it’s not going to happen! “Make America Hate Again” is his real slogan.

  4. Mike Gee on January 17, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Looks like we finally found someone uglier than the pee pee prez! Man this dude is a beast!