Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis said Friday he didn’t view President-elect Donald Trump’s win as legitimate, and Trump fired back on Twitter early Saturday Morning.
Lewis asserted he believed Trump’s win in November over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was heavily influenced by Russian hackers, according to his statement to NBC News. Trump responded by writing that the congressman needs to focus on his own district.
“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!,” Trump wrote in a pair of tweets early Saturday morning.
“I believe in forgiveness. I believe in trying to work with people. It will be hard. It’s going to be very difficult. I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president,” Lewis said Friday.
“I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton,” he added. “I don’t plan to attend the inauguration. It will be the first one that I miss since I’ve been in Congress. You cannot be at home with something that you feel that is wrong, is not right.”
Lewis represents Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, which includes the city of Atlanta, and some of the surrounding suburbs.
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