Trump responds to John Lewis: Fix your 'horrible' Atlanta district

​​​​​President-elect Donald Trump is firing back at Georgia Representative John Lewis.

Lewis made headlines telling NBC's "Meet the Press" that he didn't see Trump as a legitimate president and that he would be skipping the inauguration,

"I believe in trying to work with people," Lewis said in the interview, noting that he believed in forgiveness but was not sure how much that would help in dealing with the president-elect. "It will be hard. It's going to be very difficult. I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president."

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John Lewis: 'I don't see Trump as a legitimate president'

He later explained his comments on MSNBC, saying that Trump's presidency would be delegitimized by the Russian hack: "I think it was a conspiracy on part of the Russians and others to help him get elected. That's not right, that's not right. That's not fair. That's not the open democratic process."

Trump hit back on Twitter after the interview, taking aim at Lewis for his Atlanta district.

"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," Trump tweeted early on Saturday morning, adding, "All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!"

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