There has been one positive from Rep. John Lewis’ run-in with Donald Trump this weekend: sales of his books have soared.
Sales of Walking With the Wind, his 1998 memoir, have jumped more than 800,000 percent, The Guardian reports. March, a graphic-novel trilogy of his life that Lewis helped write, has jumped 76,000 percent. Both March and Walking with the Wind are topping the book charts in Amazon, and five of the six books that have gained the most sales in the last 24 hours on Amazon are by Lewis.
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Lewis was attacked by the president-elect after he told NBC's Meet the Press that he doesn't see Trump as a "legitimate president." Asked whether he would try to build a relationship with the president-elect, Lewis said "it's going to be very difficult. I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president."
The president-elect responded by calling the congressman “all talk, talk, talk - no action or results.” The books chart Lewis’ life journey, from the child of sharecroppers in Alabama to a leader of the Civil Rights movement showing he is indeed a man of all action and results.
Lewis will not be attending the inauguration, the first he has missed in over 30 years. Over a dozen Democrats have joined his protest.