Reaction: Jim Brown Sides With Donald Trump Over Rep. John Lewis
Twitter users are reacting to Jim Brown siding with Donald Trump in his ongoing political feud with Rep. John Lewis. See reaction tweets below.
As Gossip Cop reported, Trump attacked Lewis on Saturday after the congressman said he did not view him as a “legitimate president.” The president-elect has since also called Lewis out for boycotting this Friday’s inauguration. Now Brown, a well-known civil rights activist, is coming out on the side of… Trump.
On CNN Wednesday, the former football star said, “John Lewis has great history as a civil rights fighter. As a young man, he was one of the guys out there who was leading the parades during the King era. So, we all respect his history. But then I hear him crying the blues about Mr. Trump and saying he’s an illegitimate president, I take offense to that. If it’s illegitimate, why is he going on?”
Brown continued, “If you’re going to impeach him, impeach him. If he did something wrong, arrest him. But don’t cry the blues because you didn’t get the vote out and this man had a genius way of winning the election.”
The comments, which come a month after Brown met with Trump to discuss issues facing the black community, prompted “Jim Brown” to become a trending topic on Twitter. And, not surprisingly, the remarks are now being debated. @CellusDaMenace, for instance, posted, ‘Jim Brown’ ahead of my time…great football player but the person gives me red flags as a black man speaking on the behalf of the rest.”
@KenKillings tweeted, “Looks like it’s a wrap for Jim Brown. I gave him the benefit of the doubt before, but going at John Lewis in defense of Trump is enough.” @ADIC33 wrote, “Let me be clear, Jim brown has done some things to advance the black community. But I also want to make clear jim brown is no John Lewis!”
On the other side, @dreadheadblu shared a link to an article covering Brown’s statement, and said, I see no lies……” With quite a few pointing out previous domestic abuse allegations leveled against the NFL player, @D_southerngent noted, “Amazing how quickly Jim Brown’s past with women became an issue to liberals AFTER he pledged support to @realDonaldTrump.” And @BayShoreIsHome even said, “Jim Brown is the start of the defection of the black community heading to vote Republican. Welcome home brothers and sisters.”