Trump Continues To Go After John Lewis: ‘He Got Caught In A Very Bad Lie’

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January 18, 2017 8:00 a.m.

Donald Trump will not let go of his tiff with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) over the civil rights icon’s decision to boycott Trump’s Inauguration.

During an interview that aired Wednesday morning on “Fox and Friends,” Trump noted that Lewis at first incorrectly stated that Trump’s will be the first Inauguration he skips. Lewis’ office has acknowledged that the congressman also skipped George W. Bush’s swearing in.

“He conveniently doesn’t remember. How do you forget if you go to an inauguration?” Trump said on “Fox and Friends.” “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, so let’s see what happens,” Trump continued. “As far as other people not going, that’s OK, because we need seats so badly, I hope they give me their tickets.”

During his interview with Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt, Trump also defended his propensity for lashing out at critics and the media on Twitter.

“Look, I don’t like tweeting. I have other things I could be doing. But I get very dishonest media, very dishonest press,” Trump said. “It’s my only way that I can counteract.”

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