President-elect Donald Trump attacked Democratic Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis on Twitter Saturday morning, after Lewis said Trump was not a “legitimate president” and announced that he would not attend the upcoming inauguration. Time
“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,” Trump tweeted. “All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!”
Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., said he disagrees with Lewis’s questioning of the presidential election, but said he is a “hero & icon.”
“He deserves all of our respect,” Yoder tweeted. “He’s earned it.”
NAACP President Cornell Brooks demanded that Trump apologize and said that by disrespecting Lewis, Trump had “dishonored Lewis’ sacrifice & demeaned the Americans & rights, he nearly died 4.”
The Georgia Democrat’s memoir, “Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement,” was sold out on Amazon and was the site’s No. 2 bestseller. Used copies of the hardcover edition were going for nearly $100.