Donald Trump Just ATTACKED Beloved Congressman On Twitter, Now Democrats AND Republicans Want Him PUNISHED!

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On Saturday morning Donald Trump attacked top Democrat John Lewis for saying he was not a “legitimate” president.

“Congressman John Lewis 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!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump’s attack comes after Lewis on Friday said he did not plan on attending Trump’s inauguration because Trump is not, as he said, a “legitimate president.”

While Trump regularly attacks his critics on Twitter, Lewis’ status as a top Democrat and key civil rights leader has spurred talk of a potential standoff between Democrats and Republicans, with Democrats boycotting the inauguration.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi criticized Trump’s efforts “to silence” Lewis, while House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and Rep. Elijah Cummings defended Lewis and the House Democrats’ official Twitter account pledged to stand with Lewis.

Michael Steele, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee issued a firm rebuke of Trump’s tweets attacking Rep. Lewis on Saturday, calling the comments “unnecessary” and warning Trump not to further isolate himself from black voters.

“Number one, don’t tweet that. Number two, don’t go there. And number three, step back and try to appreciate what’s being said and what the concern is. The tweet is unnecessary, it’s unfortunate.”

“John Lewis has a walk that very few people in this country – least of all Donald Trump – have ever walked. So you have to respect that and pay attention to that in a real sense,” he added.

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