Lewis: Trump Election “Illegitimate”

January 14, 2017
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January 14, 2017 Tim Preuss

Lewis: Trump Election “Illegitimate”

Representative John Lewis is known for his work in the 1960s civil rights movement. He’s also known for lying to the American public about the Tea Party hurling the n-word during protests over Obamacare in 2009. While he may have had some accomplishments in the civil rights movement, since he’s come to Washington, Lewis has been just another democrat always eager to play the race card.

In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Lewis stated that he still believes Russia and others were working to help Donald Trump get elected by destroying the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. “I think there was a conspiracy on the part of the Russians and others to help him get elected.”

“I don’t see the president-elect as a legitimate president.”

Following the airing of the interview, Trump couldn’t help himself and began his usual tweeting, saying Lewis was “All talk, no action.”

Trump critics responded by pointing to the fact that he attacked Rep Lewis over Martin Luther King Jr weekend. Lewis had to know that Trump would respond, and given his record of race baiting, he cleverly timed these comments around this particular weekend. Critics haven’t bothered to consider if Trump was correct in his assertion that Lewis is “all talk”.

Let’s check the record books. Lewis was first elected in 1987. The black unemployment rate at that time was 20.4% according to official BLS data. In 2016, the black unemployment rate is around 7-8%. However, black youth unemployment has risen from 12.2% in 1987 to 25% in December 2016. What is striking is that today the black teen (ages 16-19) labor participation rate is only 27.6%.

It is clear that since Lewis has been in office, black communities have gotten worse, despite almost all of them election democrats to represent them. Liberal policies have not helped the black community in 50 years, and Trump was merely pointing that out.

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Tim Preuss

Tim Preuss is the founder and CEO of Preuss Media LLC. Along with writing for PreussPodcast.com, he hosts the Tim Preuss Podcast Monday through Friday, available on iTunes, and regularly interviews prominent personalities within the liberty community.
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