Representative John C. Lewis does not view Donald Trump as a legitimate President.Lewis believes that Russia and other forces aided Trump's victory. Trump responded with a predictable, insulting tweet condemning Lewis for being all talk and no action. Trump also told Lewis to work on improving the poor, black, and crime-infested neighborhood that the Civil Rights icon represents. Trump has no idea about the location of Lewis', Trump operates from racial bias. Lewis's district includes wealthy areas like Buckhead, the airport, and Georgia Tech. Trump cannot envision a black man representing a wealthy community. Trump is a racist.
Trump supporters reject the notion that Trump is a racist. They point to Omarosa and Ben Carson as proof that Trump cannot be racist. Black support for Trump means that Trump is not a racist. It is important to remember that Barry Goldwater who ran on State's Rights and had support of white supremacists, garnered 6% of the black vote. Goldwater did not believe that Martin Luther King Jr.'s public protests were appropriate. Despite the racial baggage, Goldwater had black support. Trump's 8% of the black vote is not surprising.
Trump has a very limited view of black life. Trump knows celebrities, he does not know the depth of black people. Blacks have come to Trump Towers to talk with Donald Trump. Kanye West discussed community issues with Trump. Ray Lewis and Jim Brown discussed programs targeting the black community. Steve Harvey, a comedian with radio and television shows, has been offered a job as a spokesman for HUD. Trump knows black athletes and entertainers. Trump does not know black educators, engineers, experts in housing, etc. Once Trump gets beyond celebrities, his contact with blacks is limited. Trump is able to contact eager black pastors willing to act as messengers for Trump, unfortunately.
Trump was dumb enough to begin Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend with an attack on a Civil Rights icon. Their are protests planned for D.C. this weekend. More protests are planned for the inauguration and the day after the inauguration. Trump wants a battle, a the battle will be joined.