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Trump faces backlash after criticism of civil rights leader John Lewis during MLK weekend

President-elect Donald Trump faces widespread backlash after tweeting Saturday morning that Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) is "all talk, talk, talk — no action or results. Sad!" As observers from across the political spectrum were quick to point out, Lewis is a civil rights leader who marched at Selma with Martin Luther King Jr., who is commemorated in a federal holiday on Monday.

Trump's tweets were made in response to Lewis' remark that he does not consider Trump "a legitimate president" because of Russian efforts to manipulate the presidential election.