Is it time to question whether Donald Trump is our rightly elected president? Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) seems to think so.
In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Lewis says that allegations about Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election on Trump’s behalf put a permanent stain on his presidency that cannot be erased.
“I don’t see the president-elect as a legitimate president,” said Lewis, a civil rights icon who was instrumental in organizing the Selma marches in 1965. “I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected, and they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.”
Lewis went on to say that he does not plan to attend Trump’s inauguration, marking the first one that he has missed since he became a congressman for Georgia’s 5th District in 1987.
Todd then told Lewis that it was going to send a “big message to a lot of people in this country that you don’t believe that he’s a legitimate president.”
Lewis, however, was undeterred.
“I think there was a conspiracy on the part of the Russians and others to help him get elected,” he said. “That’s not right, that’s not fair. That’s not the open, democratic process.”
Check out Todd’s interview with Lewis below.
Trump lies to the press about his massive tax increasing while departing to France for the G7 Summit
President Donald Trump was caught repeating inaccurate claims when he spoke to reporters before boarding Marine One for his trip to France for the G7 Summit.
"I think our tariffs are very good for us. We're taking in tens of billions of dollars, China is paying for it," Trump argued.
In reality, China is not paying for the tariffs, which are paid by American importers and passed on to consumers, making the announcement a massive tax increase on Americans.
"Our tariffs are working out very well for us, people don't understand that yet," Trump argued.
Bill Maher presents ’25 things you don’t know about Stephen Miller’ on Real Time
The host of HBO's "Real Time" presented "25 things you don’t know about Stephen Miller" on Friday.
"In high school, I was voted 'Most Likely to Comb My Mummified Mother's Hair,'" was one item.
"I think tacos are stealing jobs from hamburgers," was another.
"I'm a Cancer. I don't know my astrological sign," was a third.
"The worst part about my car smelling like wet dogs, is that I don't own dogs," was a fourth.
Bill Maher dances on David Koch’s grave: ‘I’m glad he’s dead and I hope the end was painful’
HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher celebrated the death of right-wing billionaire David Koch, who died of prostate cancer.
"I guess I'm going to have to reevaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer," Maher said.
"Condolences poured in from all the politicians he owned and mourners are being asked, in lieu of flowers, to just leave their car engine running," he said.
"I know these seem like harsh words and harsh jokes, and I'm sure I will be condemned for them on Fox News, which will portray Mr. Koch as a principled libertarian who believed in the free market," Maher said. "He and his brother have done more than anybody to fund climate science deniers -- for decades."