Trump Attacks Rep. John Lewis For Declining To Attend Inauguration, Calls His District “Crime Infested”

The New York Daily News reports:

President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to bite back at an long-serving congressman refusing to attend the inauguration, calling the Civil Rights leader “sad” and “all talk” on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend.

“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,” he tweeted just after 8 a.m. Saturday. “All talk, talk, talk — no action or results. Sad!” he added.

Lewis — a Democrat from Georgia who was brutally beaten during Civil Rights marches in the 1960s — announced Friday that he will not attend Trump’s inauguration, saying he doesn’t believe the President-elect is a genuine leader. “I don’t see this President-elect as a legitimate president,” he said on “Meet the Press,” citing allegations that Trump-favoring Russian operatives hacked the election.

More from Politico:

Trump’s attack follows the formula of his previous response to slights on the campaign trail, including questioning Sen. John McCain’s war record. His choice of a target this time – the man who marched and was beaten in the “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma while protesting for civil rights – provoked a sharp response among lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

Lewis’ Democratic allies leapt quickly to his defense. “@repjohnlewis is a hero and I’m lucky to call him a colleague. You sir are not half the man he is. @realDonaldTrump,” tweeted Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Penn.). Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) tweeted: “John Lewis is an icon of the Civil Rights Movement who is fearless in the pursuit of justice and equality. He deserves better than this.”

  • Dutchlander

    John Lewis is a thousand times a better man than you will ever be, Cheetolini.

    • saucetin

      A million at least.

      • TK

        A trillion! Yuuuuuuugely better man.

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    • Jeffg166

      Hit the showers Don.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        And tip your hookers.

      • Mark Cross

        And try not to grope anyone while you’re in there ya sick pervy bastard.

      • JCF

        Golden showers!

    • JT

      And a million hands taller in stature as a person of integrity, no matter how much Douche Drumpf whines and flails his arms.

      http://i.imgur.com/3CpVvk9.gif

  • TexasBoy

    So says the President-Elect that accepted a large donation from one of the owners of LL Bean, then proceeded to tweet out an endorsement for the company. Presidency for sale to the largest bidder.

    • saucetin

      LARGE Linda Bean

      • KCMC

        Jack finds Linda’s Large Bean. Pornhub.

      • Acronym Jim
        • Christopher

          Large Marge!

          Oh what fun times!

        • Dramphooey

          Reminds me of election night. “That was the worst election day I ever seen.”

    • JR

      I wonder how much Putin “bid”.

      • TexasBoy

        Likely to either extend more low interest credit to Trump International.

      • RGG

        A video tape or two.

    • ericxdc

      ILLEGAL donation, at that. She contributed many times the limit set by law. She has committed a crime.

      • TexasBoy

        Well, in Trump World, laws are for losers.

        • ericxdc

          The law WILL catch up with this traitor, and his cohorts.

          • TK

            We can hope!

      • Frostbite

        I smell a presidential pardon in her future.

    • BlindBill

      And it was an illegal donation. … Do not leave out the fact that the president elect rewarded illegal activity that he personally benefited from.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      If LL Bean doesn’t want to be boycotted, it needs to bounce that lady off the board.

      • Boreal

        It is already being boycotted.

        • Dramphooey

          I don’t think I ever bought anything from them. I have received catalogues from them so I can at least tell them to stop mailing them and why.

          • Boreal

            I have. Most of my life. I have family in Maine and I live in a cold climate so have many winter shirts, etc from them over the years. Will not be purchasing from them until they boot their trumpanzee from the company.

          • Mike_in_the_Tundra

            Until 18 months ago, I lived in Minnesota and llbean clothes. They’re slow to wear out, but when they do, I don’t see myself replacing them.

          • Boreal

            Me either.

          • Piet

            There’s always Duluth Trading Co. Don’t know about the rest of their stuff, but the flannel shirts are really good quality and not all that expensive. I assume their other products are as good.

        • Tipsy
      • BlindBill

        The fault is not with the illegal donation maker nor the l.l.bean company ..the fault is with a president elect that sits in judgement of citizens, and is comfortable rewarding or condemning individuals based oh his dementia addled observation of their aligance to him ….. He only serves himself … Not the country or all of the citizens. LL Bean should demand that trump admit in a tweet he made a mistake by mentioning the company at all.

    • Shakesbear

      I would say a good quarter of my wardrobe is L L Bean – no snarky comments please- I emailed them and said that I would no longer buy from them. I got a response:

      Thank you for contacting L.L.Bean and for taking the time to share your views.

      For the last 105 years L.L.Bean has been singularly focused on offering high-quality, satisfaction-guaranteed products and outstanding customer service in the Maine tradition. This commitment has allowed us to not only employ 5,000 hard-working people, but also donate tens of millions of dollars to non-profit organizations promoting environmental stewardship, educational attainment and a host of other worthy causes at the local, state and national levels.

      L.L.Bean has been a family-owned business since it began back in 1912. It all started with one man, Leon Leonwood Bean, but now spans five generations and multiple branches of his offspring. As with most families of this size, the views of L.L.’s family members cover nearly the entire political spectrum. And as every member of this very large family would agree, no single person represents the values of the company that L.L. built.

      Unfortunately, some have attempted to attribute the personal political activities of one member of a five-generation ownership family to our entire company. That is both illogical and unfair.

      L.L.Bean does not endorse political candidates, take positions on political matters, or make political contributions. Simply put, we stay out of politics. To our customers, employees and community-partners, we regret any undue negative attention that this situation attracted. We remain steadfast, however, that the company has at all times honored our long-standing focus on our products and customers, and not partisan politics.

      We hope you find this background information helpful. You are a valued customer and We ask that you will continue to support our business.

      Sincerely,

      Penny

      L.L.Bean Customer Service

      I replied that Donal Trump tweeting “Buy LL Bean” has made it impossible for me to continue as a “valued customer”. Bye, Bye Bean!

      • Kim K’s Kute Koochy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        thanks.
        Pls consider returning some of the item. I just returned my 3yo jacket. Thanks to Tramp, I found out LL Bean also support anti-gay & climate change denier. Not my thing

        • Shakesbear

          I don’t even have to blame it on Linda Bean. Thanks to Trump’s tweet, buying from L L Bean is showing your support for him.

      • BobSF_94117

        Simply put, we stay out of politics.

        Well, maybe the days when that was possible are over.

      • TSS

        “Unfortunately, some have attempted…”

        As if it’s the customer’s fault that one of their board members donated to a greedy, traitorous candidate (who will preside over a greedy Congress which will steal all they can from the taxpayers). Yeah, right.

      • Tom G

        It was a ruse. He wanted a boycott. The company disavows her. He linked to her company and not LLBean. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/155354f1f609352121dd0b3a9b97fe0ce7284ed8a1bc7b3f1a949b83b03400d2.jpg

        • TSS

          That’s not true. By all accounts, she made a personal donation while sitting on the board. The L.L. Bean company issued a statement saying they don’t donate to or endorse any politicians. There was no rebuke of Linda Bean.

          That said, Linda Bean has her own businesses, most notably the Perfect Maine brand, and she has said that she is surprised because if any company were to be boycotted, it would be that one – or any of her other businesses. Of course, none are as large as L.L. Bean.

          • Tom G

            The company does. It support Trump. She is a family member who they haven’t kicked off the board. The company does good. She’s a shit. Boycott her company.

      • cleos_mom

        The whole letter could be summed up in one sentence: “you naughty, naughty customer, you.”

    • Charlie In SF

      Its almost enough to get me to send my duck boots back.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        do it

    • SoCalGal20

      What Trump did in that tweet was interesting and sleazy (as per usual). That woman is the only Bean family member associated with the company that supports Trump. The others donated to Dems. She’s on the board because she’s a family member and the rest of them have apparently expressed their disagreement with her support of Trump (before his tweet).

      So what he did was tweet saying nice things about her, telling people (but not linking to their site) to buy L.L. Bean knowing full well that Dems and liberals will be angry about any company that he endorses. THEN he links to the woman’s Maine lobster business, sending his deplorables her way to buy her stuff.

  • Do Something Nice

    Well, Lewis is black, so his district must be ‘crime infested’ right?

    /snark

  • Ken

    You don’t deserve to be in the same room with John Lewis, Donald Trump. There is not a more ethical, decent, and brave statesman in this country. You grow more pathetic every day.

    • saucetin

      Sad!

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        But true!

  • Kruhn

    Donald J. Trump, John Lewis has more integrity, class, ethics, and ability in his pinky finger than you in that bloated, orange, hate-filled sack of crap you call a body! How dare you, sir? How the hell dare you?

    Get off your fucking Twitter feed, stop acting like an overindulgent three year old, and, for Goddess sake, act like the fucking President you’re about to be in a week’s time. Grow the fuck up Donald!

    • Frostbite

      Yeah. Trump grow up. Good luck with that one.

    • (((GC)))

      Indeed, Donald!

      Delete your Twitter account.

      Resign the presidency.

  • Dawn

    And what was this repulsive shit bag doing in the 60’s while Lewis was a civil rights activist? He was talk, talk, talking his way out of serving his country and spending his daddy’s money. Sad!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    DJT is fake in every way. Mr Lewis is as real as one can get.

    Real Americans know this.

    • Lakeview Bob

      But his supporters are certainly not real Americans.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        The Trumpanzees are in lock step with Putin and goose stepping with the neo-Nazis. They hate America.

  • Lakeview Bob

    Just remember it is whats i his heart that matters. Not what he actually says. This is attributed to Kelly C*nt Conway

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      With all the fast food he eats and what he snorts, his heart must be in bad condition. So that’s the only way I care about his heart.

    • geoffalnutt

      Putin has had her “disappeared”. We’ll never see her again.

    • Gil

      EVEN WORSE, MS.CONWAY !!!

  • Kim K’s Kute Koochy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “Conman Donald Trump should spend more time on fixing and helping his business, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results,”
    there, I fixed it for you

    • (((GC)))

      Popular Vote Loser and conman Donald Trump should spend more time on fixing and helping his business, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely boasting about the election results.”

      (another edit)

  • Do Something Nice

    OT, I don’t know if this is fake, but wow

    https://www.facebook.com/snopesvideo/videos/1239368682817532/

    • Mikey

      yes, it’s most definitely real:
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0732741/?ref_=ttep_ep30

    • lymis

      Yikes.

      • Do Something Nice

        I know, right? I hope the outcome is equally prophetic.

    • ColdCountry

      According to Snopes, it’s real.

    • houstonray

      In my best George Takei voice…OH. MY.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Pathetic. But then, he’s insane so it’s only to be expected.

  • Boreal

    John Lewis-hero
    Shitgibbon-zero

  • j.martindale

    Another day, another stupid insult…or more.

  • Lazycrockett
  • j.martindale
  • Lars Littlefield

    History books (if we live to see them written) will summarize Donald Trump’s presidency as “Sad.”

  • Uncle Mark

    One would think Trump would be happy for the invitation cancellations. That just means more urinal cake for Trump

  • jimbo65

    You know, if President Obama had responded to half of his critics during his administration the way this moron does, he would have been accused of being an angry black man.

    • Jeffg166

      Trump’s an angry orange man.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        man crybaby

      • bzrd

        sorry,
        an angry orange turd

    • hudson11

      and look at the shit thrown at Michelle. Unless asked, I don’t think she even uttered a peep about it.

  • Stogiebear
  • GayOldLady

    Off Topic but very interesting:

    Milo is shutdown at UC Davis

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/14/us/milo-yiannopoulos-uc-davis-speech-canceled/index.html

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      … and Shkreli too!
      Love those BOGO coupons!

    • Mark

      I wondered if pharma douche had court permission to be in california…
      Meanwhile, reports are coming in that Milo waxed his legs and ne’er regions yet again….

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        If he had permission, we need to look carefully at the judge. If he did not have permission, he needs to be back in jail.

    • Bryan

      How many times to I have to warn people not to fuck with Californians before they stop fucking with Californians? We’re not simpering weak little twig people like your popular right-wing media make us out to be. Also every liberal in the state has a little chip in their brains just behind their ear that alerts them when a bigot has said something hateful that causes us to swarm you like a hurricane of angry Japanese giant hornets.

      • david fairfield

        I’m pretty sure I have two of those chips.

      • LaChatSayWha

        No shit. And the students and faculty at Davis don’t play.

        • Bryan

          my undergrad was at UCSD, none of the UCs and none of the quality CSUs will put up with that bullshit. I’m doing my Masters at SCU and even though they’re private THEY won’t put up with that shit either.

    • LaChatSayWha

      Fuck CNN though. They whitewashed Milo by referring to him as breitbart’s tech editor and a gay conservative, with nothing about his ties to nazis or his hate speech. They published Milo’s narrative that the “left-wing” was shutting down “progressive discourse.” Fucking assholes. It’s this habit of packaging and distributing the haters’ propaganda and creating false equivalencies that got us into this mess and allows the haters to further destabilize our democracy.

      • GayOldLady

        You’re right. Email or Send a Tweet to CNN and express your opinion.

        • LaChatSayWha

          Done! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Mark

    Mamma!!!! Johnny won’t come to my party!! If Johnny doesn’t come to my party, I won’t like him anymore!!!

  • Bryan

    So things continue to spiral out of control for Trump and he’s about to get juicy-shitted and right on cue he says something deplorable enough to unite congress temporarily against him, giving them all a good reason to push for that.

  • xtal

    Trump is a total degenerate. A White Man who had been informed of his position by the 20th century. He projects, really, the only true infestation of crimes – his soul !

  • Lakeview Bob

    It occurs to me that if all DemocratIC members of congress tweeted slams at Hair Trumpf everyday it would totally destroy his fragile ego.

    • houstonray

      This!!!! ^^

      I think everyone, Congress members, media pundits, actors, actresses, media personalities, etc should just tweet negative things about Donald Trump 24/7 until he implodes.

      • TK

        I agree. Totally overload him. It’s his Achilles heel for sure. Drive him nuts.

        • TampaDink

          To drive him nuts would be a very short trip.

      • LaChatSayWha

        Great idea! There’s such an enormous load of painful truths to tweet him too. One of the reasons he and his lying crew (Stone, Bannon, Conway) get away with their nefarious schemes is that he’s mired in decades of foul business and scandal. But if everyone chose a few of his crimes and embarrassments and tweeted the fuck out of them, we might be able to drown him in his own filth while getting more of the truth out.

    • Bomer

      If your enemies have advantage, bait them; if they are confused, capture them; if they are numerous, prepare for them; if they are strong, avoid them; if they are angry, disturb them if they are humble, make them haughty; if they are relaxed, toil them; if they are united, separate them.

      From the Art of War.

      • SoCalGal20

        Perhaps we should send copies of The Art of War to all the Dems and highlight this passage. I think they’ll need it.

  • Acronym Jim

    Yeah, the majority of greater Atlanta is SUCH a failed district. Not to mention the suburbs of East Point, Druid Hills and Forest Park. /s

    • johncAtl

      And the 5th district includes Midtown and part of Buckhead – some of the most expensive real estate in the country.

      • TampaDink

        SAD! What do those people have to lose? ;-p

  • Martin

    Related: Trump Receives Blistering Response From Republican Senator (Ben Sasse R Neb.)

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/314334-gop-senator-slams-trump-john-lewiss-talk-changed-the-world

  • Lazycrockett
    • Sam_Handwich

      seems sincere enough.

      • Gerry Fisher

        I do think it’s heartfelt. I also think, however, that she still doesn’t really get it. I think it’s a lack of political sophistication (as is the case with recent statements by Nicole Kidman and Marie Osmond, who seem to believe that “if we all would just calm down an work together, everything will be all right”). No, Hons, doing what you ask WON’T make it all right. You’re asking us to play nicely with non-compromising fascists who have taken zero responsibility for the harm they’ve done. That would be neither “nice” nor effective.

        • karmanot

          Bingo!

      • CanuckDon

        Good…..I can listen to “No Frills Love” again.

      • LaChatSayWha

        When it comes down to it though, dUmp’s people have been offering $1 million to popular artists who will agree to perform. And as desperate as they are to get *anyone* who’s not a has-been c-lister, I bet they offered more than that to an artist of Holliday’s stature. Girlfriend can’t possibly be naive enough at this point to not know what she’d be supporting. I think she just got tempted by >$1 million, but finally realized that it would be the last million bucks she’d ever see if she went through with the performance.

        I get it. That’s a lot of money. But that says so much about dUmp. I know what it’s like to be a musical artist whose career has peaked. It must be incredibly tempting for people who really need that money. And yet the line-up for his inauguration wouldn’t pull in an audience at a State Fair. People fucking loathe him.

        • TampaDink

          Then again, there is also the long, well documented history of Hair Furor stiffing people he hires.

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      And I am telling you I’m not believin’ it.

      • jsmukg

        Sadly, yes. Someone said ‘bitch, are you inSANE?’.

    • houstonray

      To quote a trump tweet: Love!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    John McCain. POW. Tortured.
    John Lewis: Beaten across the head in the 60s, spat upon in the W years.

    Donald Trump:

    https://49.media.tumblr.com/e1faa8a49c18febd3a1e5e73b198e993/tumblr_nz43dqVWhO1tsf68ao1_400.gif

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      The traitorous puppet looks terrified that the noble American eagle might snip off one of his strings. Putin would never forgive that.

      • LaChatSayWha

        God, yeah. Look at the fear on that aged baby’s face. He’s such a pampered, whiny, mess of a hemorrhoid of a failure of a human being.

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Beautiful metaphor of what America will ultimately do to Hair Furor.

    • houstonray

      I can never get enough of that! It makes me laugh every single time! I have the biggest smile on my face right now typing this while watching that eagle attack Trump over and over. funniest thing ever!

      Since the bald eagle is a beautiful symbol of America, as was said below, let’s hope this is symbolic of what America will ultimately do to him

  • TK

    A friend posted a comment from Andy Borowitz on Facebook this morning.
    “Whenever Trump screams “Fake news” at reporters, they should scream back, “Fake election.” ”

    Perfect response, love it. Even better, scream back “Fake President”! The more I’m seeing on some new shows (Vice News is pretty good), the more it’s looking like Cheetolini might not even last a month in the White House. The anti-Trump tide is building.

    • Ray Taylor

      Fake President, I like that.

  • clay

    It’s not John Lewis’ job to be the mini-dictator “fixing” his district. It’s not anybody’s job to be dictator. It’s certainly not Trump’s job to be dictator, but Trump can only be dictatorial.

    • MBear

      Fundamental misunderstanding of how government works

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        Gross ignorance rather than misunderstanding, methinks.

      • IamM

        And how. Lewis is a congressional representative in the federal government, not a mayor not a local or state legislator and as Clay pointed out certainly not an autocrat in charge of micromanaging his district.

  • Blackfork

    President-Elect Tittybaby twitters yet again.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    What deranged idiot would choose the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend to launch a series of ad-hominen attacks against John Lewis, a living icon who has fought his entire life against racial injustice?? Trump’s racist dog-whistles such as “crime-riddled” will be clear and loud and welcome to his many kkk-supporters.
    #FOAD_PutinPuppet!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      There’s no crime in Trump Tower, cuck!

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Lol ! Lots of bed bugs though, and last I checked cocaine-fueled, orgies and TREASON are not legal – even in NY!

      • johncAtl

        I think what is happening in Trump Tower is crime on an unprecedented scale.

      • Gerry Fisher

        There’s gaudy lucre derived from plenty of crime, though.

    • Bryan

      Speaking of him FOADing, I was still promised juicy shit late last night, have they still not dropped it? Or was the minor update about the spy the juicy shit?

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        This little dino is also still waiting for the promised “juicy tidbits”.
        Maybe someone else has heard?

        • Bryan

          Completely O/T: I should co-opt that considering I frequently float around places as Guilmon.

          • Dreaming Vertebrate

            … ah, my good friend the reptile dino-digimon!

          • Bryan

            And his inescapable head-exploding cuteness.

        • Homo Erectus

          I’d be careful about waiting for “juicy” these days.

    • TrollopeReader

      I love your rhetorical questions!

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        {blushes, wags little green dino tail}

    • Gerry Fisher

      Someone so thin skinned that he’s unable to “let it go” for a week or two.

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        For an hour or two, you mean?

        • Gerry Fisher

          Did you just disagree with me?!! You don’t know what you’re talking about, obviously. Sad. [huge wink]

          • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

            yuuuuge wink back, bigly.

    • LaChatSayWha

      I doubt dUmp remembered that it was Martin Luther King, jr. day. I’m sure he’s one of this election old white guys who hate that holiday. He’s a swine.

    • ChrisMorley

      He’s a lying international criminal
      ‘Trump’s Scotland golf resort proceeds with expansion despite business pledge – President-elect’s team does not consider multimillion-dollar plans in conflict with written vow to end new foreign investments, which critics
      call ‘ambiguous’’

      ‘Trump officials said the plans for the Trump International Golf Course Scotland in Aberdeenshire – likely to immediately involve extending its boutique hotel and building a second 18-hole golf course – did not conflict with his promise not to pursue new or “pending” deals outside the US.
      “Implementing future phasing of existing properties does not constitute a new transaction so we intend to proceed,” a Trump Organization spokeswoman told the Guardian.
      The expansion plans could see the resort grow substantially, with a new 450-room five-star hotel, timeshare complex and private housing
      estate. This would greatly increase the value to the Trump Organization
      of an investment on which Trump originally boasted he would spend up to £1bn.’

      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/14/trump-scotland-golf-resort-conflicts-of-interest

  • SFBruce

    John Lewis is “all talk” in exactly the same way that Meryl Streep is “over rated.” I’m sure he’ll have something equally edifying about Human Rights Watch.

  • Michael R

    Just a reminder to Donald Trump

    ” You have sacrificed nothing ”

    https://s27.postimg.org/cr1y3qzhf/trump_sacrificed_nothing.jpg

    • Bryan

      I….would like to be able to laminate his pocket constitution such that it would be protected so he could use it to beat Trump over the head with and not get bloody.

      • Robincho

        He wouldn’t get bloody. Pulp, rind, and a few seeds, maybe…

  • Paula

    This no better than the City of Biloxi, MS trying to rename MLK Day to Great Racism. Racism. Racism.
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/biloxi-miss-fire-referring-mlk-day-great-americans/story?id=44773955

    • CraigNJ

      Alabama celebrates MLK Day by combining it with their Robert E. Lee’s Birthday holiday. http://inform.alabama.gov/calendar.aspx

    • TrollopeReader

      FoFo ?? “Biloxi Mayor Andrew ‘FoFo’ Gilich….”

    • TrollopeReader

      And MS has these “holidays” too …

      April

      Confederate Memorial Day – Last Monday

      May

      National Memorial Day / Jefferson Davis’ Birthday – Last Monday

      nice. classy even.
      /s

      • SoCalGal20

        Let’s hear it for the New Old South!

  • david fairfield

    “falsely complaining about election results”. What the fuck does that even mean? Asshole.

  • TrollopeReader

    Classy, eh?

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Unpresidented.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Okay, so Trump is illegitimate and we turn our backs and walk away. What does that accomplish? The man is in office, whether we like it or not, and we must fight him and his cronies on that level.

    • TrollopeReader

      who is “turn(ing) our back and walk(ing) away”?

      • Mark

        I might step back a bit…but that’s just so I am clear of the splattering shit.

    • david fairfield

      I don’t think anyone here is walking away.

    • TuuxKabin

      I see it as: turn our backs in disrespect if attending the event, and fight him and his henchmen on every level from now on.

  • GayOldLady

    Just so everyone can get another really good laugh at tRump’s expense EVEN Paul Anka has backed out of performing for tRump. Read his excuse: “Anka had to cancel due to a scheduling change in an ongoing custody case
    for his son. Anka said that he had always been planning to perform on
    Jan. 20 “for the office and for our country.”

    • TrollopeReader

      gee, January 20th comes around once a year. once every four years for Inauguration, Paul.

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        Trump could invite dead French author/composer/singer Claude François to perform the original version of the song: Comme d’habitude, which could be translated as “As usual”.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjrHCzMNJiI

        Except there nothing this year that is as usual.

    • Mark

      I’m hoping trump can’t attend due to the handcuffs.

      • TrollopeReader

        Would be an amazing day for the U.S, Marshals, that’s for sure.

        • Mark

          I’d really like to see all the A-listers band together, take over the stage – and denounce the orange bastard with every song. Sing it loud! Kind of a “We are the World” against DJT.

      • GayOldLady

        My wife keeps saying “are they (meaning the GOP Congress I presume) going to stop him before the inauguration?” and I keep telling her “no, this thing is gonna happen”. We better buckle up cause this is going to be a crazy ride.

        • Mark

          I may be tall enough….but I am much to old to be on this ride.

        • M Jackson

          If so I definitely want to be in the lifeboat with you!

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      So, … no performance of his 1975 classic hit “You’re having my man-baby brat”?

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        There should have been more attention paid to this stanza, damn it!!
        Didn’t have to keep it
        Wouldn’t put ya through it
        You could have swept it from your life
        But you wouldn’t do it, no, you wouldn’t do it

        • TuuxKabin

          Final verse: Cheeze. With phoney forced grin on face.

        • cleos_mom

          He’d give her a broom at the first mention of child support.

      • KCMC

        Irony points in custody battle

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      I wouldn’t be surprised if he got some blow-back and this is an excuse.

      • GayOldLady

        exactly what I thought.

    • david fairfield

      Custody case? Really? I think some A listers should commit and be a no show, or cancel that morning.

    • ClevelandJim

      Jennifer Holliday came to her senses and backed out as well.

    • Uncle Mark

      Wouldn’t it be nice to find that Trump has to pay strangers or buy inflatable dolls/mannequins to make the coronation look even moderately attende?. (Just like Trump had to pay people to hold signs for him when he made his announcement to run for President.) It makes sense really…mannequins & dolls attending a party for a puppet.

      He’ll feel like Cartman throwing a party for himself…with only his dollies in attendance. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/597a00c5aa53c951364e1008b8e4fcb64dd2a3f4fb6ba17d40a2fe6b800ef4dd.jpg

      • LaChatSayWha

        I’m going to look for the articles I read that said his organizers were hiring supporters for the inauguration. Why wouldn’t they? He’s paid people to cheer at his rallies. And his people were offering enormous fees and ambassadorships to booking agents who could bring in A- and B-list talent. No one took them up on it, though. Ha ha!

        • Earl

          If I was in Washington, I’d be tempted to take such a job.

          In order to throw a monkey wrench into the event. 🙂

        • stuckinthewoods

          so, a Potemkin inauguration. Seems appropriate.

      • Homo Erectus

        Sad.

    • TrollopeReader

      Kinda odd to see “custody issues” for a 75 year-old … but then i see he had a short 2008-2010 marriage ….

      • David Milley

        Guess having his baby wasn’t such a great way to say “I love you,” after all.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    “@repjohnlewis is a hero and I’m lucky to call him a colleague. You sir are not half the man he is. @realDonaldTrump,”

    Son of a Philly cop, made of Philadelphia scrappy grit, that’s my rep. And he’s damned right.

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

    A zero bashing a hero.

  • Jason

    Piss off, Donald. I’m proud to have voted for congressman Lewis.

    • Halou

      I thought Dear Donald liked getting pissed on.
      All the best people are asking questions.

  • Halou

    Sore winner.

  • karmanot
    • gaymex1

      lol…like the original didn’t upset enough folks.

    • MaryOGrady

      He certainly has the persecution complex to go with that meme.

  • Trump like to create chaos, for everyone to keep talking about him, good or bad, mainly bad, mainly so he can avoid addressing important issues and taking part in intelligent conversation. Trump doesn’t care who he hurts in the process as long as people are talking about him. He is the festering pimple on the backside of America. Not only one sandwich short of a picnic but he has no sandwiches in his picnic. His vision for the US is unattainable, when people realise that he will blame someone else, its always someone else’s fault and not his. The lowest form of American life is becoming your President.

  • Blake Jordan

    No democrat (or independent) should attend the orange fucktard’s coronation!!!

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Better yet, they attend and then, as the Cheetolini starts to take the oath, they all collectively get up and walk out. I know it would never happen, but can you just imagine that image, the symbolism…epic would be an understatement.

  • M Jackson

    Senator Harris thank you, we ALL deserve better than this, that’s the reason we have John Lewis.

  • Tor

    He’ll never get anything done, as he stops to throw stones at every dog that barks.

    • Earl

      That might not be bad…

    • WretchedMouse

      Why you sly little kitty. I was just thinking that if he took to Twitter every time he got slighted he would be busy for years to come. 🙂

  • coram nobis

    We’d better hope that tweeting is all he does. Once he’s in office, he might start ordering arrests. Who in DOJ is going to say no?

    • LaChatSayWha

      His people are still continuing the purges. I have no doubt that he’ll at least try to order arrests of anyone he sees as an opponent. That’s how he works. He’s never shown that he’s capable of any other behavior. This fight is going to get really, ugly really quick. Look how fast his rethug cronies are working.

  • KnownDonorDad

    Rep. Lewis is anything but “all talk” or “sad”. What a ridiculous statement.

  • CCleverly

    Trump is clearly mentally ill. He makes the leader of N.Korea look perfectly normal. What are we going to do? It’s going to be a long 4 years unless America or N.Korea push the button.

  • Richard B

    John Lewis clearly baited the Cheetos-elect to get into a food fight with him in advance of MLK Day to make Trump look like a white racist. The idiot still fell for it and tried to marginalize and belittle a civil rights legend just in time to tar up the news cycle around his inauguration.
    My point is if Trump is this out of control and can be manipulated so easily, the military is going to have to hide the nuclear codes from him.

    • Earl

      The problem with that is that once one order is disobeyed, why not disobey another?

      Unfortunately, not to do so is to commit mass murder and suicide at the same time.

      • OdieDenCO

        the oath of a soldier is to defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. the UCMJ adds and obey the lawful commands of your superior officers. donny’s command to launch a preemptive strike would satisfy neither the oath or the UCMJ restrictions.

        • Earl

          Yep, but you better be damn sure that the command you’re given is unlawful.

          If it’s presented as the start to Armageddon, the Air Force might go for it though.

        • The Return of Traxley

          Which is why I’m still clinging to the faint hope that some in the military are willing to seize control of a runaway Russian-led takedown of our country from the inside and at all levels. We’ll cross that line when — not if, but when — we come to it. And it may be sooner than we think.

  • Paul

    I am proud to call Jerrold Nadler my congressman

  • James

    So, is Hillary still going?

    • TampaDink

      Only to be the people’s president, reminding Hair Furor by her mere presence that she won the popular vote. I hope that she & Bill get a standing ovation when they arrive…as they did when they recently attended The Color Purple on Broadway.

  • Tom Chicago

    It is clear that the President-elect is enormously sensitive about the results of the election, so much so that more fundamental issues such as national security, in terms of Russian tampering, are seen primarily as a threat to his win. Criticizing John Lewis is demonstrative merely of insecurity and a terribly thin skin.

  • BlindBill

    Ponzi-don said he had a plan that would resolve the crime situation in the USA….since the problem is solved in his head, I am sure that it well be implemented straight away and we will be able to rejoice that both ISIS and crime disappeared within 100 days after he takes office ….. Unless he was just pulling another con job on his fans …

    • He will clean out the prisons by murdering all the prisoners. Then after that is taken care of, he will murder every Muslim no matter if they are born Americans or not.

  • Ninja0980

    John Lewis is a hero and always will be.
    Trump is a piece of shit and always will be.

  • Ross

    Read this comment on HuffPost. Thought it really good:

    By Jess DeLabrador

    “The evidence in piling up for Trump’s impeachment trial for Treason. He colluded with the Russians to interfere in the election. As we have seen, he is loyal to the Russians and disloyal to the United States.

    He has verbally attacked the full spectrum of individual Americans of all walks. He has attacked American ethnic groups – the fabric of America.

    He has attacked every governmental agency with his cabinet picks as if to destroy the departments from within our government.

    He has attacked nations such as our largest trading partner, China, while attacking our southern nation Mexico, our second largest trading partner, with threats of tariffs and a divisive wall.

    But, he voices his support on the side of our old adversary, Russia, and believes in their proclamations over our intelligence services.

    This situation is all wrong. Trump is not with us.’

    • ericxdc

      Not just trump. Each one of his “administration” and enablers; each leader who bestowed upon trump an aura of respectability; each voter who betrayed America in favor of chaos and fear; each one of these traitors must be held to account.

      • Ross

        A deplorable lot, indeed.

  • WretchedMouse
    • beariac

      THAT’s the picture his ‘charitable’ foundation paid $20K for?!! FML.
      Still, nothing a pair of scissors and a matchbook couldn’t fix.

      • WretchedMouse

        Oh no, but would have been a better painting to buy. This is a play on the painting in Ghostbusters 2 of Vigo the Carpathian. From the Ghostbusters wiki:

        Vigo was born in 1505 in the small Balkan kingdom of Carpathia in Hungary. He soon rose to power and ruled his home country with an iron fist, and the land itself was in a constant state of spiritual turmoil thanks to his despotic rule, which earned him an infamous name, the “Scourge of Carpathia.” Vigo later conquered another land, the country of Moldavia in Romania which its people while still resenting the psychotic autocrat, gave him another notorious alias, the “Sorrow of Moldavia.” It was said he was a powerful magician and a genius in many ways, as well as a tyrant, an autocrat, a lunatic and a genocidal madman. Because of his evil ways he wasn’t well liked by his subjects and he killed hundreds of them. He was also known as “Vigo the Cruel,” “Vigo the Torturer,” “Vigo the Despised,” and “Vigo the Unholy.” Peter Venkman jokingly adds “Vigo the Butch” to the list of aliases.

        Baron von Fuckstick makes a good source of the painting for sure

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      Hmmmm. Vlad the Impaler?

  • Don Gwinn

    We done “giving him a chance” yet? Feels like we know what he’s going to do with chances at this point.

  • Max_1
  • Mark Cross

    Comparing John Lewis and Trump is like comparing apples and…well, you know…

  • WretchedMouse

    Dang Donald you need some new “burns”. You said the same of Hilary back in September if I recall. Kind of worrisome when he says Clinton and Lewis are all talk and no action as if a single government representative can create and pass law. Meaning that he thinks he will be able to do what he wishes? o-0

  • fuzzybits
  • lattebud
  • Jack

    Anybody know if any of Rump’s supporters have changed their minds yet?

    • No, but he has the lowest approval rating of any incoming president.

  • billbear1961

    May the heavens open up over D.C. Friday and JUSTICE descend on you, Hatemonger and TRAITOR-elect, and on your depraved FASCIST minions like a DESTROYING STORM!!

    http://angels-angelology.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/pic44.jpg

    https://youtu.be/O7fbJattv34?t=7m14s

    http://www.fromoldbooks.org/Doree-Inferno/pages/009-Satan-detail-angel/009-Satan-detail-angel-q93-725×1445.jpg

  • Rex

    The office of the president should be respectful, but trump is so crass and disgusting he’s making a mockery of his position. This couldn’t be more embarrassing. If any other president or candidate spoke or wrote what he does they’d be ridiculed to no end. He will never have my respect and neither will any one supporting, defending, or excusing him.

  • WretchedMouse

    Slightly O/T

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/%e2%80%98you-focus-on-the-good%e2%80%99-women-who-voted-for-trump-in-their-own-words/ar-AAlRvlD?ocid=spartanntp

    From one enlightened voter:

    Trump’s not a perfect man, by any means. He kind of reminds me of my ex-husband.

    I think he’s a really good man, deep down. This guy has such potential, and I truly believe he cares about our country and wants to help everyone.

    I do read things on occasion that he tweets and I think, oh my word. I wish I could have had 10 minutes with him. Listen, Donald, you need to straighten up and stop with this foolishness. What he said about women was disrespectful. But I don’t get offended like some people do. You get through the bad and you focus on the good. Basically these were our choices, and I felt he was the better choice, and I had to overlook the negatives and focus on the positives.

    • The_Wretched

      I just can’t overlook narcissistic tyrant.

      • WretchedMouse

        Right?! I mean if we were going to only look at the good then Hilary still wins.

    • beariac
      • WretchedMouse

        He loves me he really does! I didn’t hear him I mean it is really my fault… ugh.

        • beariac

          Some men are just not worthy of the description as men.

          • WretchedMouse

            I’ll agree to that. The sperm donor that lost the privilege to be called both a man and father is an example.

    • jsmukg

      Did you read the other bits? Sociopathically misogynist women and thinly veiled racists, in addition to the darling little battered wife you quoted. Horrifying.

      • WretchedMouse

        I got nauseated halfway through and needed to have a lie down lol. From what I got out of it was as Samantha Bee joked about that some women voters just don’t like Hillary because she seems too “bitchy”. o-0

        • jsmukg

          Yep. Pretty much. See above about sociopathic misogynists.
          Samantha Bee is a staple. 🙂

          • WretchedMouse

            Yeah. I caught up on Sam Bee yesterday while ole was out. I want to win the Thunder C award some day! 😀

  • Tom Ato

    John Lewis is a person of great character and principle. A true American hero.

    Trump is a petty, nasty awful person who always has to try to have the last word.

    I am sickened at the idea of him becoming president.

  • OdieDenCO

    “All talk, talk, talk, -no action…” you know not of what you speak, donny! Rep. John Lewis will school you in the errors of your ways soon, I have not doubt.

  • The_Wretched

    So I suppose all that’s left is for trump to tweet slander a child dying of leukaemia. He’s hit about everyone else on the ladder.

    • Gil

      just give him time…..

      • The_Wretched

        He isn’t even in yet. I’m not looking forward to it.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      No, the GOP will just take away the child’s healthcare. Trump can’t be expected to do all the work.

  • MikeBx2

    This has probably been shared amidst all these comments, but worth a re-share ICYMI…
    https://twitter.com/tsgnews/status/820302289864798208

    • coram nobis

      … in which we learn the words “poltroon” and “juxtaposition”.

    • WretchedMouse

      So trump always had a smug smile I see.

      • J Ascher

        It seems to be endemic to spoiled rich brats.

  • coram nobis

    Just for the record: Rep. Lewis’ district isn’t a crime-ridden slum, as Donald seems to assume.

    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/1/14/1620483/-In-Twitter-blast-at-John-Lewis-Trump-assumes-he-can-only-represent-a-slum-since-he-s-black

    … how bleeping dumb do you have to be to assume to think College Park is one of the most dangerous places in the U.S.

    Dumb? Or simply racist by reflex?

    • Beagle

      Or both?

    • grada3784

      DT: How much do they have to lose?

      Me: Baby, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

      /in mourning for America

  • cleos_mom

    I’ve decided that anything il Douche deems “sad” is something worth checking out. Sad!

  • WretchedMouse
  • The Milkman

    I live in Rep Lewis’ district. We’re doing just fine, thanks.

    • grada3784

      Yeah, but you don’t get the pork, since the GOP is in charge in the House.

      • The Milkman

        Gurrrrl… you just come on over sometime. We got plenty of pork. And macaroni and cheese. And greens. I learned real quick not to get between a southerner and his pork. 🙂

  • BudClark

    John Lewis is a saint. *dt … not so much.

    • grada3784

      DT’s: Drunks know them very well. The whole country will too, before too long.

  • greenmanTN

    President Pantywaist.

    I can hardly wait.

  • Mike__in_Houston

    We don’t need Alec Baldwin and SNL to parody trump. trump parodies himself every time he tweets. I’m still looking forward to the next cold open, however…

  • The incoming WHO has a lot more problems with his associates and their treasonous criminal intent to dismantle our system of government. Ah, but there is the rub – as they continue to malign those who speak out against them, will we continue to be able to call them treasonous dogs?

  • bambinoitaliano

    So the idiot continue to prove his critics right. Illegitimate president he is.

  • sword

    Trump thinks that Black politicians only come from Newark and Detroit. Lewis’ district includes Atlanta and some really upscale neighborhoods. So Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines are running away from Atlanta? I don’t think so.
    But what do you expect from someone who thinks Putin is the best politician on Earth and Russia is a workers paradise?

  • B Snow

    The “March” series of graphic novels begins with John Lewis preparing to attend Barack Obama’s inauguration. Like reaching the top of a mountain.

    Eight years later, we’re being pushed off a cliff.