Why is John Lewis questioning the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s presidency?

Civil rights icon is questioning the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s presidency. Is this helpful? No. Like it or not Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president next week. He won the most electors and he will be occupying the oval office. When someone of Lewis’ stature makes a statement like this it adds fuel to the fire. It was wrong when it was done to President Obama and it is wrong now.

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  • Bill  On January 14, 2017 at 1:07 am

    His comments only adds fuel to the fires of the sore losers who refuse to accept the fact that they stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders to put forth the absolute worst presidential candidate in history. I’ve always wondered if Lewis is still suffering residual brain damage.

  • Invisible Mikey  On January 14, 2017 at 6:02 am

    To me there are obvious and great differences. Opponents tried to de-legitimize Obama because no black man could be deserving of the office, so his birth and worthiness was denied and undermined using lies. Trump’s election is being opposed because of questions still under investigation about collusion with a foreign government, in order to manipulate undecided voters with lies about Mrs. Clinton, falsely implying crimes without evidence, and about the partisan interference in the election process by the FBI director, who also turned out to have no evidence.

    Trump refused to cooperate in revealing his taxes, and is now refusing to divest his businesses, or even place them in a blind trust run by non-relatives. He will be able to profit monetarily from actions and policies he supports as president! This violates the emoluments clause of the Constitution. There’s a world of difference in degree between lies told about Obama, and the legally questionable actions being taken by the president-elect. John Lewis is speaking out of conscience, after careful and sober consideration. I admire him for it.

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