Washington: After Russian intervention in US election 2016, Donald Trump has lost the ‘legitimacy’ of being the president of the country, American politician and civil rights leader John Lewis said.
“I don’t see Donald Trump as a ‘legitimate’ commander in chief following Russian meddling in the 2016 election”, the civil rights leader said.
Lewis was talking to NBC News a couple of days earlier here in Washington when he said that he thought Russian authorities had interfered with US election in order to get Donald Trump elected and to destroy Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton.
Lewis went on to inform that he was elected in 1986 and forthcoming inauguration of Donald Trump would be the first event in his life he has planned to skip since he entered Washington.
It is pertinent to mention here that Lewis had been an ally of Martin Luther King (MLK) and was brutally beaten in Selma in 1963 when he was marching for civil rights.
“You cannot be at home with something that you feel that is wrong,” Lewis said.
On the other hand, President-elect Donald Trump criticized his remarks by saying “all talks, no action”, adding that he should focus on the issues of district rather than complaining about Russia’s interference in elections.
“Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad,” Trump tweeted Saturday, which happened to fall on the weekend of the King federal holiday.
Moreover, the Cable News Network says that Donald Trump launched his political career by criticizing the legitimacy of Barack Obama by saying that he was not born in the US.
Meanwhile, Central Intelligence Agency Director Mr Brenan yesterday warned Donald Trump to see his tongue and suggested him not to use such kind of language after entering White House.
It is noteworthy here that the president-elect has been continuously facing severe criticism over using his words on the subject on national security.
In addition to, the intensity of the criticism has mounted when US intelligence Agencies issued a recent report claiming that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered his hackers to breach the data of Democratic Party systems.
Furthermore, the sources at a website, by issuing an unverified dossier, warned Donald Trump that Russian authorities have some serious kind of images and videos of him when he visited Moscow last time and met prostitutes.