Michelle Obama Praises John Lewis On Twitter In Middle Of Trump Feud

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Michelle Obama voiced her praise for John Lewis on Twitter Monday.

First lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks honoring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year and counselors from across the country in the East Room of the White House January 6, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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’)

(Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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.