Trump Just Attacked Civil Rights Icon John Lewis On Twitter Again, Get Ready (TWEETS)


Donald Trump will never learn. At least, he’ll never learn in the sense of that he’s, by all appearances, never going to actually change his behavior.

The president-elect just attacked Civil Rights icon and Georgian U.S. Representative John Lewis on Twitter again. This Tuesday morning tweetstorm against Lewis is now the third of its kind to come in just the last week.

Trump wrote Tuesday morning on Twitter:

‘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 president.” Sound familiar! WP.’

Lewis, citing the “conspiracy by the Russians” to work on bolster Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, told NBC’s Chuck Todd late last week that he, in fact, would be boycotting Trump’s inauguration, adding that it “would be the first one he’s missed since he’s been in Congress.” Lewis did, in fact, boycott former President George W. Bush’s inauguration.

These comments from Trump remain so very, very deeply ironic. Trump himself built his very political career on making a show of his accusations that soon to be former President Obama was born in Kenya and was thus unfit to serve as president of the United States, a.k.a, not the “true elected president.” Obama was not born in Kenya, although Trump wouldn’t publicly abandon the suggestion that he was until well into the 2016 presidential election cycle.

Trump’s comments also come in the context of the actual reality that, in terms of what the people of this nation as a whole would actually prefer, Donald Trump is not the “true elected president.” There’s also, obviously, the massively relevant matter of that Vladimir Putin and Russia waged a massive propaganda campaign on behalf of Trump throughout the 2016 presidential election cycle.

Trump’s earlier railings against Lewis were even more ridiculous, suggesting that the Representative’s career was defined by “all talk and no action” — even though Lewis marched on behalf of the efforts to see full civil rights for African Americans with none other than Martin Luther King Jr. himself, among other things.

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