Trump lashes out at Congressman John Lewis in early-morning tweetstorm

  • Trump lashes out at Congressman John Lewis in early-morning tweetstorm

Trump lashes out at Congressman John Lewis in early-morning tweetstorm

In an interview to air on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, Lewis said he thinks Trump's victory is not valid because of Russia's actions to influence the results, including hacking into and releasing Democratic emails.

"I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president", Lewis told Chuck Todd, host of NBC's "Meet The Press".

"It's going to be very hard", Lewis said. His comments about Lewis came ahead of an anti-Trump march in Washington headed by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump listens to questions from reporters in the lobby at Trump Tower in NY, U.S., January 9, 2017.

Lewis is one of a handful of other congressmen and women are also not attending the inauguration in protest of the election results and Trump's history of bigotry.

Donald Trump criticized civil-rights leader John Lewis a day after the Georgia congressman said he doesn't consider him "a legitimate president".

"I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected".

The problem with the accusation is that the congressman - John Lewis - was a black Civil Rights leader who marched and fought for equality with Martin Luther King Jr. That's not an open democratic process'.

Georgia Republicans are struggling to defend President-elect Donald Trump's Twitter attacks on Rep. John Lewis and his Atlanta-based congressional district, which he said was in "horrible shape." . For years, Trump raised questions about whether Obama was born in the United States and thus could serve legitimately as president.

Figures across the political spectrum condemned Trump on Twitter soon after his post.

"We've got to move on", Manchin said. "An individual act, yes, of defiance at the disrespect shown to millions and millions of Americans by this incoming administration and by the actions we're taking in this Congress". "I no longer have that confidence in him", Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), ranking member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, said as he left the meeting in the Capitol.

"I know I live in the right place (when) Trump calls it a failure!" wrote Twitter user Peggy Schiller.

Lewis is invariably described as a "civil rights icon", but the man is an utter fraud.