Seth Meyers Exposes Trump's Complete Hypocrisy About John Lewis' District


Seth Meyers took solid aim at the Donald Trump transition on Monday, pointing out that presidential transitions are traditionally times to unite and heal the country. Trump on the other hand has used it to take aim at a civil rights icon.

That icon, Congressman John Lewis, famously went on television last week and said he did not regard Trump as a legitimate president given all that has come to light about Russian interference in our election. 

Trump counter-attacked on Twitter, accusing Lewis of being “all talk and no action” and fell back on his familiar racist tropes by saying his district is a terrible crime-infested, economic hellscape.

“All talk, no action?” Meyers wondered. "John Lewis was getting beaten by police for protesting for voting rights, while you were starting your first failed business.”

While many commentators have pointed out the absurdity of Trump's claim, Meyers went one better and dug up a fun little fact about Trump's aspirations to build a condo in Lewis' Atlanta district in 2006. At the time, Trump said, “It’s a great location and a great city. I’ve loved Atlanta for years.”

Yes, yes, Trump lies. It's what he does, having no allegiance to truth or consistency from one day to the next, let alone a decade. 

“Trump changes positions more often than a porn star with a bad back,” Meyers quipped before tackling the ridiculousness of Mike Pence trying to put a sunny spin on Trump's late-night Twitter rants.



Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ }}
@2022 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. - "Poynter" fonts provided by