The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake reports that John Lewis says Donald Trump isn’t a legitimate president, and Trump hits back hard. But Nancy Pelosi slams back harder.
Rep. John Lewis, a Democratic congressman from Georgia and civil-rights icon, told NBC’s Chuck Todd in an interview for Sunday’s “Meet the Press” that he believes Russia’s alleged hacking aimed at helping Trump in the 2016 race makes Trump an illegitimate president.
Asked whether he would forge a relationship with President-elect Trump, Lewis said, “It’s going to be very difficult. I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president.”
He added: “I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected, and they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.” Lewis called it a “conspiracy” and added: “That’s not right. That’s not fair. That’s not the open democratic process.”
Predictably, Trump twumped showing that when his thin skin is pierced, no one is above an attack by the (God help us) president-elect.
Update: Trump hit back at Lewis on Saturday morning, saying Lewis should instead focus on his Atlanta district.
Nancy Pelosi tweeted back: Ahead of #MLKday2017, let us remember that many have tried to silence @repjohnlewis over the years. All have failed.