NAACP President Cornell William Brooks is calling on Donald Trump to apologize to Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., after the president-elect sent tweets blasting the civil rights icon for calling him an “illegitimate president.”
Not a chance!
On Friday, John Lewis told NBC “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd he believed that the Russians had delivered the election to Trump and robbed Hillary of the presidency. Lewis also said he planned to boycott the inauguration.
Donald Trump hit back with a flurry of tweets aimed at Lewis:
“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!”
Many liberals and a few “Republicans” expressed outrage over Trump’s tweets, accusing the president-elect of attacking a “civil-rights icon” on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
“Ahead of #MLKday2017, let us remember that many have tried to silence @repjohnlewis over the years. All have failed.” – Nancy Pelosi
“@repjohnlewis knows true sacrifice. @realDonaldTrump has no clue. When cluelessness collides with power oppression results. Resistance! – Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.
“It’s telling, I’m afraid, that Donald Trump treats Vladimir Putin with more respect than he does John Lewis.” – Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard
RINO Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., actually begged John Lewis to attend the inauguration. Sasse tweeted, “To John Lewis, one of my heroes: Please come to the Inauguration. It isn’t about a man. It is a celebration of peaceful transfer of power.”
It’s amazing that these people are offended. Trump is telling the truth about John Lewis. Lewis’ metropolitan Atlanta district covers predominantly black communities. The FBI’s latest crime report ranks Atlanta as No. 14 for violent crime in the nation!
Conservative Review gives John Lewis a Liberty Score of “F.” Lewis supports high taxes. He is against the Second Amendment. He supports open borders and amnesty – which hurts blacks the most.
Lewis has a 100 percent score from NARAL on his “pro-choice” voting record. Lewis supports partial-birth abortions; he also voted against a bill that would make it a criminal offense to harm or kill a fetus during the commission of a violent crime. According to the CDC, black women have the highest abortion rate of any ethnic group, with 483 abortions for every 1,000 live births!
Last week, John Lewis testified against Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s nominee for attorney general. Lewis proclaimed, “We need someone as attorney general who’s going to look out for all of us, and not just some of us.”
What a hypocrite! Like the opportunist Cory Booker, Lewis is on record praising Jeff Sessions. He even linked arms and marched with Sessions on the 50th anniversary of the Selma march.
This is not the first time John Lewis has been caught in a lie.
In 2010, Lewis claimed tea-party supporters hurled racial slurs at him as he and Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., walked through a crowd of protesters outside the U.S. Capitol – a claim Andrew Breitbart famously disproved.
Lewis has used his participation in the civil-rights movement as a shield against criticism for his race baiting and poor record for years. It’s about time someone called him out on it. He is a bitter man fighting a false illusion of “racism” that only exists in his mind. The hate, blame and victimhood that Lewis is projecting are antithetical to Dr. King’s dream.
John Lewis is mad because Trump is going to dismantle Obama’s “un-Affordable Care Act,” and Lewis cares more about protecting Obama’s legacy and the Democratic Party than he does about improving the lives of his constituents.
As a result of unhinged liberals like Lewis, there has been enormous pressure on black entertainers not to participate at the inauguration.
Grammy winner Jennifer Holliday has canceled her appearance at the event, calling her decision to perform a “lapse of judgment” after she came under fire from some of her LGBT fans.
Despite threats, Talladega College’s marching band has agreed to play at Trump’s parade. The historically black college’s president, Dr. Billy Hawkins, issued a statement that read in part, “It will be a wonderful experience for the students in the band.”
What I admire most about Trump is that he tells it like it is and doesn’t back down. It doesn’t matter if he’s dealing with whites, blacks, men, women – he is honest and unpretentious with all people. This is what we should demand from our elected officials, friends and family members.
Trump must continue to bypass the likes of John Lewis, Barack Obama and the mainstream media to reach blacks and other minorities. He’s already broken through the political correctness these people have used to control the discourse in this country for decades.
Blacks need to overcome their anger toward whites and their parents so they can recognize their true friends from their enemies.
The era of political correctness needs to die. It’s time for all of us to live out Dr. King’s true message and put truth and character over skin color and lies.
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