Rep. John Lewis Reacts to Donald Trump's Comments on NBC's News MEET THE PRESS
"I would not invite him to come," civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) exclusively told NBC News MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD moderator Chuck Todd when asked if he would take President-elect Donald Trump to Selma, Ala., where he led the historic marches to Montgomery in 1965.
"Well, by going to Selma, like President Bush, President Clinton, President Obama, maybe he would learn something. Maybe he would get religion," added Rep. Lewis in the exclusive sit-down. "I wouldn't try to do anything to prevent him from coming."
The Georgia representative also exclusively told Todd that he doesn't "see the President-elect as a legitimate president."
Reince Priebus, chief of staff to President-elect Donald Trump, responded to Lewis and called on President Obama for action: "It's irresponsible for John Lewis, historic as he is, to have done this. And the other piece of this, Chuck, is that Barack Obama should step up, as well, and call it what it is."
Priebus also addressed new reporting that the Trump administration may evict the press corps from the White House, telling Todd: "That hasn't been determined." He also raised the idea of "quadrupling the amount of reporters that can cover" the White House briefings.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), ranking Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, exclusively joined this morning's network broadcast, noting that "the inspector general's report is critical" in F.B.I. Director Comey retaining his position. On if she's ready to call for Comey to be fired, the California senator replied, "Not yet."
Joining "Meet the Press" for insight and analysis this morning were The New York Times' Helene Cooper, The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, National Review's Rich Lowry and AEI's Danielle Pletka.
NBC News and MSNBC will deliver wall-to-wall coverage of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump this Friday, Jan. 20. Coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET as Matt Lauer co-hosts "TODAY" live from Washington, D.C. on Friday morning, with Al Roker, "Meet the Press" moderator and NBC News political director Chuck Todd and NBC News analyst Nicolle Wallace.
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Source: NBC NEWS' "MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD"