Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Attacked By Donald Trump During MLK Weekend

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The president-elect called Lewis "all talk" and "no action."

Donald Trump began his Saturday morning with his usual Twitter clap-backs. And this time his wrath was aimed towards Civil Rights icon and Congressman John 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," citing Russian interference in last year's election.

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."

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Lewis also told NBC News that he does not plan on attending the inauguration next week.

"It will be the first one that I miss since I've been in Congress," he said. "You cannot be at home with something that you feel that is wrong, is not right."

The president-elect, unsurprisingly, chose not to stay mum, saying the congressman was “all talk, talk, talk - no action or results.”

Twitter users and politicians alike came to Lewis' defense.

We, of course, don’t need to show receipts of Lewis’ extensive resume showing he is in fact all action. And it is not lost on us that while Lewis was leading a movement that ultimately led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act, Donald Trump was issued five draft deferments, refusing to fight for the country he will soon be sworn to protect.

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