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Donald Trump is still mad at John Lewis

A three-day weekend apparently wasn't long enough for President-elect Donald Trump to get over the fact that Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) doesn't see him as a "legitimate president" because of Russia's meddling in the presidential election. Trump had already tweeted about Lewis on Saturday, suggesting the civil rights leader was "all talk, talk, talk — no action or results," but he had more to say on Tuesday morning, this time about Lewis' claim that Trump's inauguration would be the first he'd ever skipped in his nearly 30 years in Congress:

As it turns out, Trump's account of Lewis' attendance record is in fact more accurate than Lewis'. Though Lewis said in an interview last week that he had never before missed an inauguration, an article published in The Washington Post on Jan. 21, 2001 reports Lewis did not attend former President George W. Bush's inauguration. His reason: He didn't think Bush was the "true elected president" because he hadn't won the popular vote.