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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Attacked by Trump, Lewis acknowledges he boycotted Bush inauguration, too

Donald Trump reignited his feud with John Lewis on Tuesday, citing news reports that the Georgia congressman and civil rights icon also boycotted George W. Bush's inauguration 16 years ago.

"John Lewis said about my inauguration, 'It will be the first one that I've missed," Trump tweeted. "WRONG (or lie)! He boycotted Bush 43 ..."

Lewis' office acknowledged Tuesday that the congressman also skipped Bush's inauguration in 2001.

"His absence at that time was also a form of dissent," spokeswoman Brenda Jones said. "He did not believe the outcome of that election, including the controversies around the results in Florida and the unprecedented intervention of the U.S. Supreme Court, reflected a free, fair and open democratic process.”



Anonymous said...

From what was said online, he has boycotted all white presidents.

Anonymous said...

Question...would Congressman Lewis affirm and Republican victory as legitimate? Doubtful. He is one of the hangers on that will never get past the 60s.

Anonymous said...

We have only had one that wasn't white so you know you're wrong right.

Anonymous said...

I would say it is more about the Republican party than it is about race. It seems anytime a Republican wins, they have cheated the system somehow. Typical Democratic way of thinking, we can't take responsibility for losing! It was not our fault!

It's funny the Dems blame Russia and hacking for losing, but they cheated their own party to help Hillary get elected. She was probably the only candidate from the Democratic side that would lose to Trump. So essentially they cheated to beat themselves.

Anonymous said...

He only favors election outcomes that the democrats win. Duh, can't get anymore partisan than that.

Anonymous said...

Another liberal who keeps his job only because of race issues.

Anonymous said...

Did not do him any good then , or NOW this time either !!