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Trump: Lewis Skipped Bush Inaugural, Caught in 'Pretty Bad Lie'

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Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. (AP Photo)

By    |   Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017 07:44 PM

President-elect Donald Trump continues to mercilessly pound Rep. John Lewis for his inauguration boycott – saying the Georgia Democrat had "grandstanded," and "conveniently" forgot he also skipped President George W. Bush's swearing-in.

In a clip of an interview shown on Fox News' "Special Report With Bret Baier" – to air on Wednesday's "Fox & Friends" – Trump mocked the veteran lawmaker – who also said he doesn't believe Trump is a "legitimate" president because of Russian meddling in the race – for his loss of memory about skipping the 2001 inauguration.

"He conveniently doesn't remember," Trump scoffed. "You don't forget something like that. He got caught, and it's pretty bad. And it's making him look bad, frankly."

He added "for him to have grandstanded, John Lewis got caught in a bad lie."

"It's a very important time," Trump said. "This is a transition and a very important transition, especially because things will be done beautifully, but they'll be done differently than they have been over the past eight years – and I can say over the past 16 years."

Trump said President Barack Obama understands "very well" the importance of "a smooth transition," and "that's why he's been so gracious."

"Let's see what happens," Trump added. "As far as other people going that's okay. We need seats. I hope they give us their tickets. What happens to their tickets? I hope they're going to give us their tickets."

Mediaite posted a clip of the interview.

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President-elect Donald Trump continues to mercilessly pound Rep. John Lewis for his inauguration boycott – saying the Georgia Democrat had "grandstanded," and "conveniently" forgot he also skipped President George W. Bush's swearing-in.
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