Progressive and former civil rights leader, Rep. John Lewis in an interview with Chuck Todd, strategically timed to air the day before Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday announced that he would not be attending Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration because Lewis “a forgiving man” did not consider Trump a legitimate president.
CHUCK TODD: You have forged relationships with many presidents. Do you plan on trying to forge a relationship with Donald Trump?
REP. JOHN LEWIS: You know, 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….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….”
Obviously, pre-scripted by Progressives and their media spin machine, the intent of which was to make news while at the same time baiting the president-elect into a response that would spark outrage and fundamentally transform John Lewis into a victim.
Unexpected, was Lewis putting his foot in him mouth when he stated that this would be the first presidential inauguration that he will not attend.
I am hard put to say that Lewis who has for five decades skirted on his role in the Civil Rights movement forgot that he did not attend G. W. Bush’s presidential inauguration. Why? Because Lewis did not consider GWB a legitimate president. Starting to see a pattern here?