Rob Schneider Blasts John Lewis After He Called Trump Illegitimate
Rob Schneider just found himself in the middle of a feud between President-elect Donald Trump and Democratic Georgia Rep. John Lewis.
On Monday, the 53-year-old actor tweeted at the congressman that Martin Luther King Jr. led with peace rather than “anger or hurt” after Lewis announced that he would not be attending Trump’s inauguration and said that he didn’t see Trump as a “legitimate president.” (RELATED: Michelle Obama Praises John Lewis On Twitter In Middle Of Trump Feud)
“Rep. Lewis. You are a great person,” Schneider tweeted. “But Dr. King didn’t give in to his anger or his hurt. That is how he accomplished & won Civil Rights.”
Rep. Lewis. You are a great person. But Dr. King didn’t give in to his anger or his hurt. That is how he accomplished & won Civil Rights.
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) January 16, 2017
The actor was quickly attacked from fellow entertainers for his response to the civil rights activist. (RELATED: Trump Strikes Back After House Dem Says He’s Not ‘A Legitimate President’ [VIDEO])
. @RobSchneider It’s too bad Martin Luther King himself isn’t alive, so that you, Rob Schneider, could lecture him on Civil Rights.
— Nathan Rabin (@nathanrabin) January 16, 2017
Rob Schneider: known for his hot takes on racial justice pic.twitter.com/rqdVFregHJ
— Eliza Skinner (@elizaskinner) January 16, 2017
Rob Schneider in “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” (2007) pic.twitter.com/HGdLNGMJde
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 16, 2017
Lewis told Chuck Todd on Friday that he believes in “forgiveness,” but didn’t see Trump as a “legitimate president” and announced that he would not be attending the Inauguration.
“I believe in forgiveness, I believe in trying to work with people, but it would be hard– it would be very difficult,” Lewis said. “I don’t see the president-elect as a legitimate president.”
Trump fired back via Twitter over the weekend and said the Lewis should focus on helping to fix the “burning and crime infested inner-cities” instead.
Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2017