By AUBREY REBELO
At least sixty Democratic members of the House of Representatives have made it clear of their decision to miss the inauguration ceremonies on Friday, most widely recognized, Georgia Representative John Lewis. Lewis said last week that he did not consider Trump a “legitimate” president.
“I think he just grandstanded, John Lewis, and then he got caught in a very bad lie, so let’s see what happens,” said Trump, in referring to Lewis’ claim that the Trump inauguration would be the first one that he has ever missed, but Trump brought up the fact that he had previously boycotted George W. Bush’s 2001 inauguration. Lewis’ office committee later claimed they had forgotten the incident, as it was sixteen years ago.
Trump said, “You don’t forget something like that”. Later Trump added that he’d be willing to sit down with Lewis, but said, “We’re off to a bad start.” As for other Democratic lawmakers not attending, Trump said, “that’s OK, because we need seats so badly, I hope they give me their tickets.”
The now President of the United States also touched on his use of social media, most favored, Twitter, which he confirms he will continue using as president. “Look, I don’t like tweeting. I have other things I could be doing,” Trump told Fox News insiders. “But I get very dishonest media, very dishonest press, and it’s my only way that I can get out and correct” he adds. One third of the House of Representatives are set to boycott the inauguration, most for which reasons they said they do not feel it is morally right to attend the ceremony.