Donald Trump's shocking and hypocritical attacks on Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis got the late night talk show treatment yesterday. Stephen Colbert mocked Trump's Tweet calling Lewis "all talk, talk talk - no action" on The Late Show by saying, "Yes, well said. John Lewis is all ‘talk, talk, talk.’ Unlike a real leader like Trump who’s all tweet, tweet, tweet."
Lewis, ahem, "started" Trump's tirade by honestly telling 'Meet the Press' that he didn't feel Trump was a "legitimate president," what with all the Russian interference in the election. Trump retaliated by demeaning Lewis, claiming his Atlanta district was "crime infested" and saying the 76-year-old, who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. and was nearly beaten to death by Alabama State Troopers in 1965, was "Sad!"
Colbert asked, "So Trump spent the Martin Luther King weekend attacking a civil-rights leader who marched and was beaten with Dr. King. What’s he going to do on Easter?"
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 17, 2017
On Late Night, Seth Meyers sharply pointed out that, "If you’re wondering whether it’s racist to assume Lewis’ district is ‘crime-infested and falling apart’ just because he’s black, the answer is a hard yes. Of course, as usual, Trump isn’t even being consistent. He felt a little differently about Lewis’ district, which includes most of Atlanta, back in 2006 when he wanted to build a high-rise there, saying, ‘It’s a great location in a great city, I’ve loved Atlanta for years.’ I guess I’m not surprised; Trump changes positions more often than a porn star with a bad back."
Meyers also questioned Vice President-elect Mike Pence's attempt to clean up the mess on the Sunday morning talk show circuit, "So, Trump says, ‘go f*ck yourself’ and Pence says, ‘No, he’s just inviting you to engage in some constructive self-love.'"
Last September, Lewis was on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he told the audience, "Sometimes you have to find a way to get in the way, get [in] trouble, good trouble, necessary trouble" to fight injustice.
Lewis is also good at crowd-surfing:
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) September 1, 2016