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John Lewis Says Trump Wouldn’t Have Been Allowed To March At Selma

John Lewis’ verbal attacks on Donald Trump continued this weekend, as the congressman said he wouldn’t invite the President-elect to march alongside him in Selma, a site where he and many others took a famous stand for civil rights.

Lewis told Chuck Todd in an interview that Trump is welcome to visit any time, but “I would not invite him to come.”

TODD: “Can you imagine ever sharing a stage with Donald Trump? Donald Trump came to you and said, you know, I want forgiveness here. I want your trust or I want your — you know, would you take him to Selma?”

LEWIS: “Well, by going to Selma like President Bush, president Clinton, President Obama, maybe he would learn something. Maybe he would get religion.

TODD: “So you would bring him? You would — you would do that for him if he asked?”

LEWIS: “I would not invite him to come.”

TODD: “You wouldn’t invite him, but if he asked to come would you let him?”

LEWIS: “I wouldn’t try to prevent him from coming.”

 

The bitter response lies in stark contrast to the words Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in 1963.

King’s voice cried out to drop the “bitterness and hatred” of the past, and to come together for a common cause.

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred,” he implored in his famous speech. “We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.”

Yet Lewis seems preoccupied with the bitterness of an election he feels makes Trump “illegitimate.” And by dividing a civil rights monument such as Selma in saying Trump and his ilk are not welcome to march with him, is anything but the togetherness King so gracefully preached.

King spoke of “be(ing) able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.”

That day has come, but Democrats continue to divide the American people in ways not seen since MLK’s speech so many years ago.

It’s time to put the ‘cup of bitterness and hatred’ away, and work together again.

 

Comment: Do you agree with John Lewis not inviting Trump to Selma? Share your thoughts below.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • My question is this...why would anyone who is against supporting every indigent in America via high taxation,and against letting more individuals into this country who would join the welfare roles (as apposed to the "merit system" that Canada uses) be considered racist? Every person who wants more social programs should first be forced to move a homeless person into their home on a permanent basis.That would make welfare a personal issue instead of passing the cost on to everyone else. I would like to see what their attitude would be then.

  • YOU ALL ARE SPOT ON WITH YOUR POSTS. I HOPE HE READ THEM AND DISAPPEARS... FOR GOD SAKE THESE ARE VERYMENTALLY ILL PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN CONTINUING IN OCD MANNER WITH THEIR OBSESSING AND VENGENCE... GET THEM ALL PUT IN LOCK UP MENTAL WARD.

  • YOU ALL ARE SPOT ON WITH YOUR POSTS. I HOPE HE READ THEM AND DISAPPEARS... FOR GOD SAKE THESE ARE VERYMENTALLY ILL PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN CONTINUING IN OCD MANNER WITH THEIR OBSESSING AND VENGENCE... GET THEM ALL PUT IN LOCK UP MENTAL WARD.

  • GOOOOOD. NO ONE CARES WHAT HE THINKS HE IS RACIST HE IS RUDE HE IS A JERK AND NEEDS TO JUST GO AWAY. HE IS A HAS BEEN SOMETHING OR OTHER. TRUMP IS THE ONLY TRUTH WE HAVE HAD SINCE REAGAN. THANK GOD FOR A MAN WHO IS TRULY INVESTED LIKE HE WAS WHEN BUILDING HIS EMPIRE OR WEALTH AND SUCCESS. HE IS THE RIGHT ONE TO DO IT IF THEY ALL STEP OUT OF HIS WAY. IF NOTM EO'S WILL BE USED AS I SEE HE HAS NO PROBLEM DOING. GOOD BYE

  • Lewis is doing all he can to keep his name in the news, but he is a nobody who is living on OLD accomplishments.

  • Disgusting racial attack on our new President. I hope enough people are disgusted by this traitor's attack that they vote this hate-filled person out of office next time around. Sick of it. John Lewis is a prime example of what is wrong with our country and he is (IMO) NOT a hero. I am sure his MOUTH caused him to be subdued during the protest in which he was alledgedly beaten by the police. By the way John Lewis conducts himself, there is no doubt in my mind that he was totally innocent and just alledgedly beaten for just marching in that protest. He is NO HERO.

  • Alderman, before you spew your bovine excrement laced falsehoods, why don't you do a bit of research concerning the bigoted liar Lewis's district? I did and found that his Congressional District is among the poorest, least educated, delapidated, slum infested area in the state of Georgia. His constituents are so far below the poverty line, they all qualify for every government handout available and the only positive thing he does for these poor people is to make sure they get that handout and don't get uppity and try to get out, His only positive accomplishment in his life was to march with Dr. King and that was over 50 years ago. Since then, he has spent his time stealing money from the taxpayers and praying the the political party that tried to kill him. You sir, are just one more piece of proof that liberalism is indeed a mental illness.

  • People like Lewis have to keep their race business going to stay relevant and enrich themselves. He's done nothing while in congress to break the cycle of poverty, crime, poor education, and generational government dependence of the people he is supposed to represent in his district. Instead he gives them their standard handouts in exchange for votes.

    • Mark- your ignorance is noted. Congressman Lewis's district is in Atlanta- hardly handout heaven as you imply. You're just another racist who doesn't deserve to live among normal Americans.

  • Just cares what john lewis thinks? he is just grandstanding love ever bit of news he can get. He will be like obama just another forgotten man in 6 months. By the way how many inaugration has missed? it is more than 1!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • gbnsr- Your lack of education is no excuse for your racism. Your parents failed you. You have a miserable life ahead of you and it's your fault not the black population of America. How can you afford
      the internet fees or are you typing at your local library?

  • Well one things for sure John, you should have NO fear of cannibals as you are incredibly bitter. Since you aren't a descendant of Adam and Eve like your brother Donald please tell us who your genesis is sourced to.

    • Michael- shouldn't you be supervising the cleaning of your sheets for the inauguration or are you going to continue being in the closet?

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