Michelle Obama voiced her praise for John Lewis on Twitter Monday.
In a move that some took to be a quiet dig towards Donald Trump, the first lady tweeted that she was “thinking of Dr. King and great leaders like @repjohnlewis who carry on his legacy.”
“May their example be our call to action,” she said. (RELATED: Trump Strikes Back After House Dem Says He’s Not ‘A Legitimate President’)
Thinking of Dr. King and great leaders like @repjohnlewis who carry on his legacy. May their example be our call to action. -mo
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) January 16, 2017
Lewis, the Democratic congressman who represents the posh Buckhead area of Atlanta — became embroiled in a feud with Trump after he told Chuck Todd that he did not think he was “a legitimate president.”
“I believe in forgiveness, I believe in trying to work with people, but it would be hard — it would be very difficult,” Lewis said Friday. “I don’t see the president-elect as a legitimate president.”
Trump fired back by saying that Lewis should spend more time focusing on his own “crime-infested district” instead.
mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2017