President-elect Donald Trump continued his feud with Congressman John Lewis one day following MLK Day. Trump used his favorite social media platform to blast Lewis.
“John Lewis said about my inauguration, ‘It will be the first one that I’ve missed,’ Wrong (or lie)! He boycotted Bush 43 also because he thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush’s swearing-in. He doesn’t believe Bush is the true elected.’ Sound familiar! WP,” Trump tweeted.
The new tweets come days after Trump initially tweeted about 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.”
The tweet was in response to Lewis telling a reporter that he wouldn’t attend the Presidential Inauguration because he didn’t believe Trump was a “legitimate president.”
Martin Luther King III met with Trump on MLK Day and responded to the feud between Trump and Lewis. King III claimed, “In the heat of emotion, a lot of things get said on both sides.” King III basically gave Trump a pass.
However, Trump has proven that his disrespect for Lewis reflects his willingness to aim hate at a Civil Rights legend. Days before Trump will become the next President of the United States, he has proven that he doesn’t have the wherewithal to focus on important tasks. Maintaining a feud on social media against a Civil Rights legend is irresponsible and scary for a nation that will be under Trump’s leadership.
During a celebration of Dr. King at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Bernice King told attendees, “God can triumph over Trump.”