14 Jan 2017 – Donald Trump kicks off MLK weekend by slandering Civil Rights hero John Lewis

@realDonaldTrump: Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart…

John Lewis represents Georgia’s 5th district, which includes 3/4 of Atlanta. While I don’t have statistics for the 5th district exclusively, the Atlanta metro area is America’s 8th largest economy, and contains America’s third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies.

@realDonaldTrump: …not to mention crime infection…

While crime in Atlanta is a problem, between 2001 and 2009, Atlanta’s crime rate dropped 40%, with homicides down 57%, rape down 72%, and violent crime overall down 55%.

@realDonaldTrump: All talk, talk, talk – no action or results.

Lewis’ civil rights activism during the 60’s resulted in him being beaten multiple times and even had his group’s bus fire-bombed by the KKK. He was quoted as saying, “We were determined not to let any act of violence keep us from our goal. We knew our lives could be threatened, but we had made up our minds not to turn back.”

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