Democratic congressman John Lewis said that he does not see Donald Trump as a legitimate president on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’.
Speaking at the NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ political talk show, Democratic congressman John Lewis said that he does not consider US President-elect Donald Trump a legitimate president due to a Russian “conspiracy” to help him win invalidated the result.
“I believe in forgiveness, I believe in trying to work with people,” Lewis said, answering a question about his further relationship with Trump. “It’s going to be hard. It’s going to be very difficult. I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president.”
“I think the Russians participated in helping get this man elected,” he added. “And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. I don’t plan to attend inauguration. It will be the first one that I miss since I’ve been in the Congress. You cannot be at home with something that you feel that is wrong.”
“I think there was a conspiracy on the part of the Russians and others to help him get elected,” Lewis said. “That’s not right. That’s not fair. That’s not the open democratic process.”
“That’s going to send a big message to a lot of people in this country, that you don’t believe he’s a legitimate president,” TV host of the show Chuck Todd remarked.