John Lewis declared that his boycott of Donald Trump's inauguration would be the first presidential inauguration he did not attend. John Lewis is an unimpressive 1-4 on attending Republican inaugurations https://t.co/2lZJ41lV5F
Of course, we know that was false, but now the office of John Lewis himself has acknowledged the falsehood.
John Lewis is an unimpressive 1-4 on attending Republican inaugurations https://t.co/2lZJ41lV5F— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) January 17, 2017
Some people aren't happy that Trump doubled down on Lewis. He was supposed to apologize to Lewis for calling him an illegitimate president, but he didn't.
John Lewis said about my inauguration, "It will be the first one that I've missed." WRONG (or lie)! He boycotted Bush 43 also because he...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2017
"thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush's swearing-in....he doesn't believe Bush is the true elected president." Sound familiar! WP— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2017
Trump has learned that when he tweets, the media will cover his remarks.
By tweeting the truth about Lewis' inauguration attendance, the media were forced to acknowledge the Lewis-led boycott was nothing new.
I understand the opinion that it's not presidential to tweet. However, it is a way to reach millions of people without depending on the hostile press.