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Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., poses for a photograph under a quote of his that is displayed in the Civil Rights Room in the Nashville Public Library Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Lewis will be honored this weekend in Nashville, where the civil rights leader once organized sit-ins at the city's segregated lunch counters. Lewis is being recognized with the Nashville Public Library Literary Award. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Trump called civil rights icon John Lewis 'all talk' and Twitter is not having it


'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!"

Trump took to Twitter to respond to Lewis' comments about his legitimacy.

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.

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.

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