On Friday, a story came out that Representative John Lewis would not be attending Donald Trump’s inauguration—the first he’s missed in 30 years—because he doesn’t believe Trump is “a legitimate president.” Lewis says that Russia helped get him elected and “helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton,” which he sees as a “conspiracy” that goes against “the open democratic process.”
Trump, of course, reacted to this the way he always does: by going on a whiny Twitter rant that makes him look like the adult baby that he truly is. In a series of tweets, Trump said that Lewis should “spend more time on fixing and helping his district” instead of “falsely complaining about the election results,” while adding that Lewis—an actual civil rights icon—is “all talk” and “no action.”
Just so we’re clear, this is the guy Trump says is “all talk” and “no action”:
But Lewis’ own Instagram isn’t the only account of his history of performing legitimately meaningful actions, as he also co-wrote a comic book series last year called March that chronicles the history of the civil rights movement. In the wake of Trump’s little fit, both March and Lewis’ Walking With The Wind have shot to the top of Amazon’s Best Sellers list and have gone “temporarily out of stock.” According to The Washington Post, sales for both have “ballooned more than 100,000 percent,” and used copies are even going for significantly higher prices than normal. Apparently, a lot of people disagree with Trump’s assessment of this real-life American hero.
This comes about a week after Trump declared that Meryl Streep—one of the most well-respected actors in the world—is “overrated.” Basically, it’s becoming clearer and clearer every day that one of the highest honors you can receive in any field is to have your work dismissed by Donald Trump.