Constituents hit back at Trump: Our district isn't in 'horrible shape'
© Getty

Rep. John Lewis's (D-Ga.) constituents are hitting back at President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBaldwin calls Trump criticism following 'Rust' shooting 'surreal' Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Mary Trump files to dismiss Trump's lawsuit over NYT tax story MORE for saying their district was in "horrible shape" by sharing photos of where they live and thanking Lewis.

Trump on Saturday targeted Lewis after the Democrat questioned the president-elect's legitimacy.

"I believe in forgiveness. I believe in trying to work with people. It will be hard. It's going to be very difficult. I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president,” Lewis said in an interview with MSNBC on Friday.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE,” he added.

Trump hit back, accusing Lewis of not doing enough for his district and delivering "no action or result."

“Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk - no action or results. Sad!” Trump wrote in a pair of tweets.

Lewis was a key civil rights leader in the 1960s as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. 

He has since 1987 represented Georgia’s 5th District, which is predominantly black and includes much of Atlanta and some surrounding suburbs. More than 87 percent of adults in the district are high school graduates, and more than 40 percent are college graduates, according to Census data. The median household income is just over $48,000.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution on Saturday morning asked residents of the 5th District to tweet photos of the district. Many of them took the opportunity to fire back at Trump for his criticism and defend the area.