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Donald Trump Bashes John Lewis Over Inauguration Boycott

President-elect discovers the civil rights icon skipped an inauguration before

President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to mock Georgia Rep. John Lewis, who is boycotting the inauguration and questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s election.

Lewis, who worked closely with Martin Luther King, Jr., is skipping the inauguration and Business Insider reported, “It will the first time he will miss an inauguration since 1986.”

However, a Washington Post article from 2001 proves that Lewis has skipped inauguration events in the past, and Trump called him out on it.



“Some members of the Black Caucus decided to boycott Inauguration Day; John Lewis, for instance, spent the day in his Atlanta district. He thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush’s swearing-in because he doesn’t believe Bush is the true elected president,” the Post published back in 2001.

Lewis said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he doesn’t see Trump as a “legitimate president,” which prompted Trump to say Lewis is “all talk.”

Meanwhile, vice president-elect Mike Pence is also upset that Lewis plans to skip the festivities and said Trump’s win isn’t legitimate.

“I served with John Lewis and I disagree with him on many issues,” Pence told Fox News. “But I respect the role he’s played in the civil rights movement and the voting rights movement. That’s why I was just so disappointed that he would make the statement that he made suggesting that President-elect Trump is not a legitimate president.”