Democrat John Lewis Says He Forgave Violent Klansman- But Will Be “Very Difficult” to ‘Forgive’ Trump (Video)
Democrat John Lewis gave an emotional speech this morning on Martin Luther King Day at a breakfast in Miami.
Lewis told the audience he forgave a KKK member who attacked him and left him in a pool of blood. Lewis said several years later the man came to his office and asked for his forgiveness. And Lewis said he hugged him “in the power of peace and prayer” and forgave him.
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But this weekend John Lewis said it would be “very difficult” to forgive Donald Trump.
(It’s not clear what Trump did to demand his forgiveness?)
Asked whether he would try to forge a relationship with the president-elect, Lewis said that he believes in forgiveness, but added, “it’s going to be very difficult. I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president.”
This guy’s nothing but a political hack.
Chuck Todd: "Can you imagine ever sharing a stage with Donald Trump? Here's Rep. John Lewis' answer. pic.twitter.com/gM04WIh4mq
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