The biggest drama in the media this week doesn’t involve celebrities, athletes or even reality TV stars. Instead, it’s centered on two men in their 70’s.

After saying that he would be boycotting the President-elect’s inauguration after deeming him as “illegitimate,” Rep. John Lewis was the target of Trump’s Twitter fingers. Trump’s tweets called out Lewis for being “All talk, talk, talk – no action or results.”

One of the many, many, many problems here is that John Lewis is one of the last members of Congress who should be on the receiving end of such claims. Lewis is actually a Civil Rights icon who marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and bled for the cause on multiple occasions.

Trump’s decision to attack Lewis’ record was the fire many of his detractors needed to finalize their decision to also boycott the inauguration. The number has grown from just a few lawmakers to more than 40, according to Yahoo News.

A clear line had been drawn in the sand. Many felt that Trump attacking Lewis showed just how clueless he was when it comes to civil rights and social justice. Others supported the President-elect’s stance and, among other ridiculous ideas, suggested that Lewis thank the Republican party for ending slavery or tried to educate him on the teachings of a man he knew personally.

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks also offered his opinion on the matter, suggesting that Trump’s words were disrespectful and that he needed to apologize.

As of this writing, there’s been no apology. Feel free to keep your fingers crossed, but don’t hold your breath.

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