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Trump Rep. Lewis takes on planned inauguration boycott

 

President-elect Donald Trump renewed his feud with the Democratic Republic of John Lewis on Tuesday, accusing the Georgia Congressman from the pretense of the facts, to boycott about his plans Trump’s inauguration.

After a weekend of nasty Repartee between the two politicians, the break for MLK day, Trump drew attention on Twitter to Lewis’ questionable claim that he never missed a swearing-in.

“John Lewis said on my opening,” it will be the first I’ve missed.’ WRONG (or lying)! He boycotted Bush 43, because he thought it would be hypocritical to visit a Bush’s swearing-in….he did not believe that Bush is the real President is elected.” Sound familiar! WP” Trump wrote.

John Lewis said about my opening, “It will be the first that I missed it.” WRONG (or lying)! He boycotted Bush 43, because he…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 17. January 2017

“thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush’s swearing-in….he did not believe that Bush is the real President is elected.” Sound familiar! WP

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 17. January 2017

To be the ‘WP’ appeared, published a short form for The “Washington Post”, on Jan. 21, 2001, a story about Lewis-skipping George W. Bush’s inaugural speech. The article signed Lewis as spending, Bush’s inauguration day in his Atlanta district.

CONWAY: LEWIS’ COMMENTS TO TRUMP “DISAPPOINTING”

But Lewis, during the same “Meet The Press” interview, in which he argued is not a Trump as “the legitimate President”, had also claimed Trump Jan. 20 inauguration would be “is the first one I miss since I have been in Congress.”

“You can’t be home with something you feel is not wrong, is right,” said Lewis.

Lewis’ staff tried to clarify later on Tuesday, said the Congressman forgot, the 2001 protest.

“That was almost 20 years ago,” a spokesman told The Washington Post.

Lewis’ Problem with Trump’s legitimacy seems to center around the alleged Russian interference in the political process in the run-up to the election. The Bush boycott occurred after Bush’s lengthy dispute over Florida ballots with the Democratic candidate, Al Gore. In both cases, the Republican candidates – Trump and Bush won the Electoral College votes, while Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Gore won the popular vote.

Trump responded quickly to Lewis on Sunday, tweeted that Lewis “should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is not affected in terrible shape and not fall apart (not to mention crime), instead of wrongly complaining about the outcome of the election. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!”

Trump has been excoriated by many on social media and television for his denigration of Lewis, was an icon during the struggle for civil rights. The flap is extended in the Martin-Luther-King-Jr. Day on Monday, when Trump met with the late leader’s son, Martin Luther King III King III is trying to interject a note of calm after his summit meeting with trump.

“Firstly, I think that in the heat of the emotions said a lot of things on both sides,” king told reporters. “The goal of America and Americans.”

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