Rep. John Lewis on Monday disagreed with Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter's assertion that her father would have met with President Donald Trump if he were alive.
A guest on ABC's "The View," the Georgia Democrat and an original member of the civil rights movement implied he knew King better than King's own daughter Bernice, who last year said her father would have met with Trump to "negotiate."
"I knew her father very very well . . . I think he would have taken the same position that I took," Lewis, 77, told the panel.
Lewis boycotted Trump's inauguration, the president's trip to a Mississippi civil rights museum in December, and he plans to boycott his first State of the Union Address at the end of the month.
"I felt strongly during the inauguration, for the so-called inauguration, that I couldn't be at home with myself if I had to participate or be part of it," Lewis said. "The movement taught us to withdraw from evil. And I never felt that (Trump's) election was legitimate."
Lewis also believes that if King were still alive, Trump never would have gotten elected.
"If Martin Luther King would have been alive, Dr. King would have been able to lead us to a different place," Lewis told "The View."
"Our country would be different and the world community would be different."
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