President-elect Donald Trump blasted Democratic Rep. John Lewis on Tuesday, saying in a pre-taped Fox News Channel interview that the Georgia congressman ‘got caught’ in a lie about his history of inauguration boycotts.
Lewis claimed skipping Trump’s swearing-in would be a first for him, but it was later learned that he had also refused to show up for George W. Bush’s inauguration.
Daily Mail reports,
As with Trump’s, Lewis claimed at the time that Bush wasn’t a legitimately elected president. He said later that he had forgotten about his 2001 boycott.
‘Yeah, he doesn’t remember. He conveniently doesn’t remember,’ Trump scoffs in the interview, which will air Wednesday morning on ‘Fox & Friends.’ The network aired a teaser clip during Tuesday’s broadcast of ‘The Five.’
‘How do you forget if you go to an inauguration?’ the president-elect asked. ‘I can tell you when I was at the inaugurations. And you don’t forget something like that. So he got caught. And it’s pretty bad, and it’s making him look bad, frankly.’
‘I think he just grandstanded, John Lewis, and then he got caught in a very bad lie,’ Trump added.
Defending his decision to skip Trump’s inauguration, Lewis had said: ‘It will be the first one that I miss since I’ve been in Congress. You cannot be at home with something that you feel that is wrong, is not right.’
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