Now Trump’s Arrogance Targets Congressman John Lewis

President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Nov. 10, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Nov. 10, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Instead of engaging respectfully with John Lewis, Donald Trump once again preferred to use Twitter to spew his anger on the revered Congressman.

By Rakesh Raman

Close on the heels of his haughty remarks that hit top Hollywood actress Meryl Streep, today the President-elect Donald Trump chose to target civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis for his observations about the November election.

“Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results,” Trump tweeted in his usual ambiguous language.

“All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!” Trump ended his tweet with an exclamation mark as he often does. But once again he failed to substantiate his assertion about Congressman Lewis.

Earlier on Friday, Lewis had told NBC News’ Chuck Todd that he does not see President-elect Donald Trump as a “legitimate” President following Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Lewis stated that the Russians participated in helping this man (Trump) get elected because of which the candidacy of Hillary Clinton was destroyed. He also said he won’t attend Trump’s inauguration on January 20.

But instead of engaging respectfully with Lewis, Trump once again preferred to use Twitter to spew his anger on the revered Congressman.

[ Trump Hits Back at “Over-Rated” Actress Meryl Streep ]

Besides indulging in petty fights with Lewis and Meryl Streep, Trump has displayed his thin skin multiple times before in his tweets attacking women, journalists, opposition leaders, and even his own colleagues in the Republican Party.

His speeches and tweets are often full of vulgar words such as “sleaze,” “stupid,” “goofy,” “crooked,” “liar,” “low life,” “bimbo,” and so on.

His tweets particularly are so offensive that American voters, especially young voters, said in a new survey that Trump should close his personal Twitter account.

Although Trump has managed to attract voters with his sensational rhetoric, most believe he is not fit to become the President because of his uncivil language and unstable thoughts.

[ Civil Unrest: Jill Stein to Reject ‘Illegitimate’ Trump Presidency ]

Many Americans have refused to accept Trump as their future President, because of his repeated hate speeches against different sections of society and rude behaviour.

Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who has been spearheading a massive campaign to highlight the flaws in the U.S. election system, has planned an event under the banner ‘Inaugurate the Resistance‘ to oppose Trump’s presidency.

Similarly, a leading filmmaker Michael Moore who is a fierce critic of Trump has dismissed the election of Trump by the Electoral College electors saying that the process has benefited the candidate who spewed racism and hate.

Moore has suggested 5 different things that Americans can do to express their resentment against Trump. Moore said that Hillary Clinton had defeated Trump by nearly 3 million votes in the November presidential election but lost the presidency to him.

Although Trump received majority of the 538 state-by-state electoral votes to win the presidency, his rival Hillary Clinton won 48.2% of the popular vote compared with 46.1% for Trump.

In other words, Clinton got nearly 3 million more votes than what Trump got in the November election. But the U.S. election system declared Trump as the winner.

The Inauguration Day ceremony will take place on January 20 when Trump is scheduled to begin his four-year term as President.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and runs free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

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