The AP doesn’t mention that all of these people attacked Trump first, like John Lewis. And it doesn’t occur to the AP that Trump’s success might be in part because of, not in spite of, the fact that he defends himself against scurrilous attacks.

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The biggest news story of the day, apparently, is the dustup between Rep. John Lewis and Donald Trump, about which I wrote this morning. Although the story has little real significance, the Associated Press, the most influential news source in the U.S., spins it furiously to drive its anti-Trump narrative.

Start with the headline: “Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights legend.” Most people only read headlines, and this one gives no clue that it was Lewis, not Trump, who started the fight by saying on Meet the Press that Trump will be an illegitimate president. And Lewis is identified as a “civil rights legend,” not as a hyper-partisan Democratic politician, which is what he is. Now to the article:

Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire’s White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and as the first African-American president prepares to leave office.

Enough with the “civil rights legend”! That was 50 years ago, and has nothing to do with Lewis’s claim that Trump is an illegitimate president-elect, or Trump’s Twitter riposte to the effect that Lewis is an ineffective Congressman. Nor does the impending Martin Luther King day, or the departure of Barack Obama from office, have any relevance. These references are just thrown in so you know whose side you are supposed to be on.

And oh, by the way, did you know that Donald Trump is a billionaire? Is that going to be injected into the first paragraph of every story about Trump for the next four years?

Lewis, among the most revered leaders of the civil rights movement, suffered a skull fracture during the march in Selma, Alabama, more than a half-century ago and has devoted his life to promoting equal rights for African-Americans.

Oh, please. Lewis has devoted his life to being a hack Democratic Party politician. John McCain was a hero 50 years ago, too, but has that ever stopped the Democrats from criticizing him? No.

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I have never before seen such hatred in a face as there is in the face of this so called Georgia congressman...,without makeup that is. I have noticed this demeanor in other liberal faces recently...makes it obvious what is in his LIBERAL heart..............

That's his happy look!  Might be the most hateful person in congress!

LEWIS IS YOUR "TYPICAL" IGNORANT, LEFT WING, LIBERAL, PROGRESSIVE, COMMIE DEMOCRAT  ,  "GHETTO "...WITH AN I.Q. THAT IS LOWER THAN A BOX OF ROCKS !!!!!...AND HE WAS ELECTED BY A BUNCH OF OTHER: DEMOCRAT, PROGRESSIVE, COMMIE, WELFARE, FOOD STAMP, ENTITLED  : "GHETTO CHIMPANZEES" WHO ALSO HAVE "I.Q'S " THAT ARE LOWER THAN A BOX OF ROCKS !!!!!!.........SAD , BUT TRUE !!!!......JUST LOOK AT HIS "CONSTITUENTS"...AND THAT WILL SAY IT ALL !!!!

LEWIS LOOKS LIKE A UNHAPPY MEAN UGLY RACIST ...WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE FOLKS...THEY SEEM TO WANT TO CONTROL EVERYTHING...WHAT DID ANYONE KNOW ABOUT OBAMA BEFORE HE RAN FOR PRESIDENT...ZERO...AND OBAMA STILL HAS SO MUCH HIDDEN...INCLUDING HIS S.S. BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND AND SO MANY OTHER THINGS...OBAMAS GRANDMOTHER ADMITTED SHE WAS AT OBAMAS BIRTH IN KENYA ...

Stop insulting Chimpanzees, who have led honorable lives for millions of years.  Come to think of it, stop linking this fellow to Civil Rights affirmation for black or any color or ethnicity of people. What he is is a political thug.  He looks like one, he acts and talks like one, and he collaborates with other thugs.

It's  a shame you have trouble expressing yourself!  lol  Well said!!!!!!

Lewis, among the most revered leaders of the civil rights movement, suffered a skull fracture during the march in Selma, Alabama, more than a half-century ago and has devoted his life to promoting equal rights for African-Americans.

So that is what made him so stupid!!!!

What was he 10, 20 years old???

50 years ago is a very long time ago many 'snowflakes' were not even born then  - - -

Why can the Democrats not except that Donald Trump IS the President of The United States of America  - - The Liberals the Democrats the Left all excepted Obama as being president when clearly Obama WAS NOT 'fit' to be president but NOW they want to say Trump is not

I can see Martin Luther King in heaven, sobbing, for what the obama administration has done to his legacy and all of the people that worked so hard to bring people together ! Obama has destroyed decades of progress for racial equality. As a child and a young adult  I became color blind but now I'm not so sure !

Why is a defeated political party and a minority Congressman dominating the bully pulpit and public focus... could it be that the MSM is agitating for violence... attempting to create riot and civil war?  I believe they are and that Pres. Trump would be properly advised to treat the MSM as hostile to America's security and peace.  He must take positive actions to identify the powers and conspirators behind the use of the MSM to promote social unrest... calling for their FCC licenses to be suspended or revoked... pending there sale and new ownership licensing

The MSM must be held accountable for their bias... and deliberate incitement to riot... They may not use the 1st Amendment to engage in sedition, and incitement to riot, or civil unrest.  The People must be told what is happening within the MSM by the new Administration and Leadership in Congress.  Congress's leadership must unite, with the President, to expose the foreign interests which have taken control of our MSM... thru various ownership interests, that seek to dominate the National political narrative, with Marxist and Globalist propaganda...

The problem is no term limits. GOPers in congress fear the backlash from the media for speaking against them or the left so they follow whatever the left says and have become complicit in this game.

i have no respect for this welfare queen

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Deep State Treason:  Former State Dept. Official Under Trump Tells China To Quit Negotiating Until Trump Is Removed In 2020

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Mrs. Susan Thornton, the former acting assistant secretary of state in the Trump administration, told her Beijing audience to stop negotiating until President Trump is removed from office in 2020.

Until July 2018, she was Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State and led East Asia policy making amid crises with North Korea, escalating trade tensions with China, and a fast-changing international environment.

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A former official in the Trump administration has said that China can weather the storm brought by the trade war with the United States but might have to “keep steady, keep their heads down and wait” for change in the White House.

Susan Thornton, former acting assistant secretary of state to US President Donald Trump, told a gathering in Shanghai on Wednesday that she hoped a trade deal between the US and China could be concluded by next month.

But the reality was that it would “take a while” for China and the US to talk about cooperation again, Thornton, who in 20 years rose to become the US State Department’s chief negotiator for East Asia and Pacific affairs, told the South China Morning Post.

“I want to be optimistic,” said Thornton, whose 27-year career in Washington ended in July. “I tell all our foreign counterparts they should keep steady, keep their heads down and wait. [They should] try to not let anything change dramatically.”

“If this sceptical attitude towards talking diplomacy continues in this administration, you might have to wait till another administration,” Thornton said at an event held by National Committee of US-China relations and Shanghai’s American Chamber.

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