'All talk, no action'
Donald Trump went on a mini-Twitter tirade early Saturday morning, to lash out at civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis after he called the President-elect an illegitimate president in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" scheduled to air on Sunday.
"Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district," Trump tweeted. He added: "All talk, talk, talk - no action or results. Sad!"
Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2017
Trump took to Twitter to respond to Lewis' comments about his legitimacy.
mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk - no action or results. Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2017
The President-elect then went on to claim Lewis' district is "in horrible shape."
WATCH | This is a video clip of John Lewis' interview with NBC's Chuck Todd.
Trump's tweets did not sit well with Twitter users, including a few government officials.
US Senator Ben Sasse tweeted that Lewis' "talk" helped change the world.
Some were quick to clap back at Trump, citing Lewis' years of action and success.
The president elect has started the Martin Luther King holiday weekend by attacking John Lewis, one of the great heros of civil rights era.— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) January 14, 2017
This, just days before Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.
Some took it as an opportunity to fact check Trump's claims that Lewis' district is failing.