By Stephen Lendman
Whatever his intended domestic and geopolitical agenda, he’s America’s legitimately elected president. That won’t change once in office and begins serving.
Calling him illegitimate is contemptuous and extremely dangerous. Rep. John Lewis (D. GA) disgraced himself, destroying his credibility, saying “I don’t see the president-elect as a legitimate president.”
“I think there was a conspiracy on the part of the Russians, and others, that helped him get elected.”
Lewis and everyone in Washington knows, or should know, there was no conspiracy, no Russian hacking, no attempt on the part of Russia or any other country or group or individuals to get Trump elected by foul means.
Lewis flat-out lied on national television, a cheap pro-Hillary stunt, hoping to benefit politically by joining the anti-Trump bandwagon vocally.
He shamed himself, deceitfully ranting “the Russians participated in having this man get elected, and they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. I don’t plan to attend the Inauguration.”
“I think there was a conspiracy on the part of the Russians, and others, that helped him get elected. That’s not right. That’s not fair. That’s not the open, democratic process.”
That’s a Big Lie. So is claiming an open, democratic process - in name only, not reality.
Trump responded in separate tweets, saying “Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the US I can use all the help I can get!”
He “should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results,”
“All talk, talk, talk - no action or results. Sad!”
Republican strategist Doug Heye blasted Trump opponents, claiming the election wasn’t legitimate and won’t be accepted, calling the reaction “dangerous and unpatriotic. (The) same people are trying to delegitimize Trump and say that he shouldn’t be…president.”
Friday’s inauguration will be a uniquely partisan affair. It’s unclear how many Democrat congressional members aren’t coming - expressing sour grapes over Hillary not attaining what she arrogantly believed she was entitled to.
Humanity exhaled with her defeat. A nuclear bullet was dodged... provided Trump improves ties with Russia, avoids confrontation with China, and cools his rhetoric on Iran.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.