Trump’s Twitter Assault on John Lewis and the Illegitimacy of the Trump/Pence Regime
John Lewis declared “I don’t see Trump as a legitimate president” because he said Russia interfered in the US election. Trump repeatedly attacked Lewis on twitter saying he should focus on fixing his district, and “burning and crime-infested inner cities”. Evoking stock-in-trade white supremacist imagery, Trump’s attacks on Lewis, a veteran of the historic 1965 Selma march for voting rights, is outrageous.
John Lewis is right: Trump IS illegitimate. But NOT because of Russian meddling in the election but because of the fascist character of the Trump/Pence regime and what they are planning to do. See the Call to Action for more on this.
No election, whether fair or fraudulent, should legitimize this.
A shock to the system, the election of Trump-Pence has ripples far reaching and deep. Rifts are exposed and widen, including at the top of the system. These potentially create openings through which righteous outrage of the people can erupt – and is part of what makes possible the preventing of this regime from coming to power. But ONLY in the context of people coming together before the Inauguration in mass resistance, in powerful demonstrations and actions NOW.
For all those who hate Trump-Pence, don’t languish in anguish. Get into the streets, NOW, to take full advantage of the chance we have.