Trump Took Aim at a Civil Rights Hero, and the Public Fired Right Back

For tens of millions of Americans, Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday offers an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices of perhaps the greatest activist and humanitarian in our nation's history. For the president-elect, it's another long weekend of rage-tweeting from Trump Tower, this time at one of the heroes of the Civil Rights Movement.


Rep. John Lewis, who had his skull fractured on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma 52 years ago, refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of the 2016 election on Friday. Like clockwork, Trump erupted Saturday morning—and Twitter eagerly, righteously responded in kind:

But the most sobering response may belong to GQ's Jason Zengerle, who acknowledges that no amount of social media outrage is likely to perforate the country's hermetically sealed information bubbles:

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