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Congressman John Lewis Says Trump Is Not “Legitimate President”

Congressman John Lewis Says Trump Is Not “Legitimate President”

The Hill --

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he doesn’t believe Donald Trump is a legitimate President in an interview on NBC News “Meet The Press With Chuck Todd.”

“You know, I believe in forgiveness. I believe in trying to work with people. It will be hard. It’s going to be very difficult. I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president,” Lewis said when asked if he would “forge a relationship” with the president-elect.

When pressed on why he believes Trump’s presidency is illegitimate, Lewis pointed to intelligence reports of Russian interference in the election.

“I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton,” Lewis said.

Trump acknowledged this week that Russia was responsible for some hacking during the campaign, though the president-elect and many on his team assert that it had no affect on election results.

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