Rob Schneider Blasts John Lewis After He Called Trump Illegitimate

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

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)

Rob Schneider performs onstage at the NUVOtv and Levity Entertainment October 1st "Stand Up & Deliver Cabo Relief" event benefiting Hurricane-Devastated Cabo San Lucas held at the Irvine Improv on October 1, 2014 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for NUVOtv)

(Photo: Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for NUVOtv)

“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.”


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])


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.

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter


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