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President-elect Donald Trump lashed out Saturday at a prominent civil rights icon and lawmaker who said he is skipping next week’s inauguration ceremony because he sees the New York businessman’s election as illegitimate.

“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 said in a tweet.

“All talk, talk, talk — no action or results. Sad!” he added.

Lewis, who represents a district in the southern state of Georgia that includes Atlanta and surrounding areas, on Friday became the most high-profile Democratic lawmaker to boycott Trump’s inauguration.

At least eight House Democrats have publicly stated they will not be attending Trump’s swearing-in at the US Capitol next Friday, with several indicating their absence will be an act of political protest.

“I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president,” Lewis told NBC’s “Meet the Press” talk show in an interview that will air Sunday.

“I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton,” he said, adding that he will skip the presidential inauguration for the first time since becoming a member of Congress in 1987.

“You cannot be at home with something that you feel that is wrong.”

US intelligence organizations have accused Russia of cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee and distributing hacked emails from senior Clinton aides in an effort to influence the US election.

Lewis, 76, is known for his decades of work in the civil rights movement, and marched with Martin Luther King at the August 1963 rally in Washington at which King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech.

Lewis took part in so-called Freedom Rides — challenges to segregated facilities at bus terminals in the South.

On March 7, 1965, he led a march in Selma, Alabama that ended in an attack by state troopers on the protesters that later became known as “Bloody Sunday.”


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  1. When a white man does same some people will call it racism, but today the same people will want this man's action to be seen as political protest. Its such a shame! Blacks do not even yet accept themselves as equals and as such go about having leaders selected by social classes, religious affiliations,ethnicity, etc. If the blacks were the whites in america, obama would never have become president even if he was the best candidate. The whites were magnanimous to allow an Obama candidacy and victory because obama met the criteria and won the elections after his oratory of being black and disadvantaged appeal to the sentiments of the electorate. At the end he won and was accepted even if some would rather not have a black president. Obama became president! The wheels of fortune have just spinned again and the last people favoured would not accept it. Remember it will spin again someday, and it may be yet another blackman for president.

    1. No racist argument here. The two intelligent bodies CIA and FBI have reported that Russia hacking of DNC help Trump to win the election

  2. Be it as it may, the Russians didn't tell Americans who to vote for. "THE WILL OF GOD WAS DONE". Let him also stay away from Congress all through Trump's Presidency.


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