“I have long contemplated the idea of just going to the floor and saying, ‘John Lewis, thank you for your contribution to civil rights during the civil rights era. I would appreciate it if you would contribute something since then. It’s been a half a century,’”
This is not the first time the Trump camp has used Facebook’s targeted advertising to reach specific demographics. In October, a Bloomberg report revealed Trump’s team had spent $70 million a month to create a support base through Facebook.
Miller, the self-proclaimed “First Amendment activist” whose reporting on nonexistent weapons of mass destruction for the New York Times served to legitimize the Bush Administration’s push for the Iraq War, railed against President Obama’s commutation of Manning. The internet was not amused.
President-elect Donald Trump extended his war of words with African-American civil rights leader John Lewis on Tuesday, accusing the Democratic congressman of lying when he said Trump’s inauguration would be the first that he would miss.