Saturday, January 14, 2017

Is President Elect Trump seriously insulting John Lewis?

President Elect Trump would do well to remember that he was unpopular with the voters.  The voters basically, for the most part, didn't like him.  They disliked Hillary Clinton more.  Part of the story of Trump's election isn't necessary that he won but that the Democrats lost.

John Lewis stated recently that he wasn't going to the inauguration and that Trump was an illegitimate President.  Some of Lewis' comments recently have struck me as a bit childish, and this is one, but its not like he has to go, and its not like people who feel differently need react.

Trump did.

On Twitter.
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. All talk, talk, talk - no action or results. Sad!
There are some things you don't do, and this is one of them.

I don't know what the situation is in John Lewis' district.  I know that he's 76 years old and has a legitimate background in the Civil Rights era.  I also think that Mr. Lewis' refusal to attend the inauguration and calling Trump "illegitimate" is childish, but by the same token a President responding is worse.

Trump may not have the credit with the GOP on everything he thinks he does. Since the election the GOP has tried to get behind him for obvious reasons. But whether this will fully continue is yet to be seen.  Nebraska's Ben Sasse, who for many in the GOP was a last ditch "never Trump" alternative has come out in Lewis' defense and already some in Congress are showing more independence in bucking and questioning Trump than might be expected.  A few more ill advised comments like this and he might find himself being effectively a lame duck right out of the box, except where Republicans in Congress can use him.

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