Yesterday President-elect Donald Trump called out congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis with a series of completely ridiculous tweets.
In case you haven’t yet noticed, Trump is far more concerned with reciprocity than reality. And that’s why a tyrant like Putin can say a few nice things about Trump, and Trump will act like he’s Jesus Christ reincarnated. And conversely when American hero John Lewis suggests his presidency is not legitimate then suddenly Lewis is “all talk, talk, talk”- despite him literally being one of the leaders who walked the walk from Selma to Birmingham not to mention getting arrested countless times for civil disobedience.
And I don’t even agree with John Lewis that Trump’s presidency is illegitimate due to the Russia hacks. Tainted, sure. But calling it illegitimate is to act like American voters didn’t ultimately have agency over their own votes. And that wasn’t the case. But because I’m not an internet troll like our President-elect, I can disagree with Lewis without denigrating his extraordinary legacy.
For reference, here are Trump’s incendiary tweets:
As someone who went to Emory University in the 5th district of Georgia , it’s absurd to hear Trump try to paint the district as “in horrible shape”, “falling apart” and “crime infested”. Atlanta has some problems just like every city does, but for the most part it’s a great place to live. And of course it’s idiotic to to blame all of the district’s issues on its representative in the 435-person House.
But if you don’t believe me that the 5th district is not the hellhole Trump claims it to be, a brave soul named Annalise Kaylor did some brilliant investigative journalism to find out the truth.
The biting satire is an excellent repudiation of Trump’s latest distortions, which explains why it’s already racked up over a quarter million views since it was posted to Facebook 21 hours ago.