Trump kicks off Martin Luther King weekend with disparaging tweet against civil rights icon John Lewis – LA Times

Trump kicks off Martin Luther King weekend with disparaging tweet against civil rights icon John Lewis – LA Times – Trump’s Twitter comments about the Georgia congressman came in response to Lewis’ assertion in an interview Friday that he did not see Trump as a “legitimate” president because of Russian involvement in the defeat of his opponent, Hillary Clinton. The president-elect’s comments were rife with irony. At the start of a weekend dedicated to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Trump was using his potent social media platform to hurl insults at a civil rights leader. And the trigger for the outburst was doubt being raised about Trump’s legitimacy, even after Trump himself led a more than five-year effort to delegitimize President Obama by falsely claiming that he was foreign born.

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