In a pair of tweets this morning, because it's always tweets, President-elect Donald Trump attacked Georgia congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis as "all talk, talk talk - no action or results."

Trump's pair of tweets about Lewis were in response to the Georgia congressman telling NBC's Chuck Todd that he didn't believe Trump was a "legitimate president" because "the Russians participated in helping this man get elected." In the same interview, Lewis also said that he would skip the Trump inauguration.

Trump, never one to let a fight pass him by or miss an opportunity to suggest black Americans all live in dire poverty, insulted Lewis only the way he could:

There was quick condemnation for the Trump tweets, owing in part to the fact that all talk and no action Lewis was famously beaten by Alabama police while leading a civil rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

CNN's Keith Boykin also pointed out that while Trump suggested Lewis represented a district that was "in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested)," Lewis's district isn't really a crime-addled dystopia:

The fight with Lewis, which coincidentally is happening on the weekend before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, has turned the question of attending Trump's inauguration into a more fraught one for Democrats. A number of Democrats had already been preparing to skip the inauguration ceremony, including New York representatives Jose Serrano and Nydia Velazquez:

Pennsylvania Congressman Brendan Boyle tweeted that Lewis was a hero, and that Trump wasn't "half the man" Lewis is. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted in support of Lewis, as did Massachusetts congressman Joe Kennedy III. Across the aisle, Republican senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who had previously urged Lewis to come to the inauguration, played for the other side as well with a tweet in which he said that "Lewis and his 'talk' have changed the world."

Closer to home, Representative Jerry Nadler tweeted that Trump stands with Putin, "I stand with John Lewis"; and Representative Yvette Clarke tweeted that Trump wasn't fit to polish Lewis's boots:

A spokesman for Representative Nadler told Gothamist that Nadler would not be attending the inauguration, and that the congressman will be putting out a statement about skipping the ceremony sometime next week.