Donald Trump: John Lewis Is Either ‘Wrong’ Or ‘Lying’ About Skipping Inauguration

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Donald Trump said John Lewis is either wrong or lying.

(Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

(Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The Democratic congressman became embroiled in a feud with the president-elect after he told Chuck Todd that he was skipping the inauguration because he doesn’t think Trump is a “legitimate president.”

Though John Lewis said this would be the first inauguration he has ever missed, a Washington Post article from 2001 claims Lewis and several other members of the Black Caucus also boycotted George W. Bush’s inauguration because they didn’t see him as a legitimate president. (RELATED: Trump Strikes Back After House Dem Says He’s Not ‘A Legitimate President)


The back-and-forth between Trump and Lewis began after Lewis said he did not see Trump as “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.” (RELATED: Michelle Obama Praises John Lewis On Twitter In Middle Of Trump Feud)