It’s Martin Luther King day in the United States and it hasn’t passed without a Trump tweet.
The President-Elect was reportedly scheduled to visit the newly opened African American History museum on MLK day. However he has cancelled his visit following his Twitter beef with civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis. Lewis said he didn’t consider Trump a ‘legitimate president’ during a NBC interview. ‘I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected, and they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.’
Trump, as usual, retaliated.
John Lewis – who won’t be attending his inauguration – was the original sponsor of a bill to build an African-American museum in 1988. It was eventually completely by Ghanaian architect David Adjaye and opened on 24 September 2016.
John Lewis is the US Representative for an area which includes Atlanta… So is Atlanta ‘falling apart’?
The fact-checking political magazine Politifact put the President-Elect straight: ‘As you can see, the district has higher unemployment and poverty rates than the national and state averages and a lower median income, but not by that much. On the flip side, it also has a higher rate of education attainment.’
Trump is due to visit the museum once he is President. He’s just tweeted.