RantCrush Top 5: January 17, 2017

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Hi and welcome back after MLK weekend! As usual, Donald Trump has been active on Twitter, and has made some new enemies. Welcome to RantCrush Top 5, where we take you through today’s top five controversial stories in the world of law and policy. Who’s ranting and raving right now? Check it out below:

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Donald Trump vs. John Lewis

Donald Trump keeps making more enemies. Right in time for MLK Day, he got into a feud with a civil rights legend–widely respected and admired Representative John Lewis. Lewis said in an interview with NBC that he doesn’t think that Trump is a legitimate president and that he will skip the inauguration on Friday. Trump responded on Twitter (of course), saying that Lewis should do more to fix his district, which according to Trump is crime infested and falling apart. “All talk, talk, talk–no action or results,” he wrote.

Lewis fought for civil rights alongside MLK, led sit-ins to abolish segregation, and even suffered from a skull fracture when police cracked down on protesters during Bloody Sunday. After Trump’s outburst, a lot of lawmakers from both parties rushed to take his side and defend his legacy. And with only a few days until the inauguration, more than two dozen Democrats said they will not attend the event in protest.

Emma Von Zeipel
Emma Von Zeipel is a staff writer at Law Street Media. She is originally from one of the islands of Stockholm, Sweden. After working for Democratic Voice of Burma in Thailand, she ended up in New York City. She has a BA in journalism from Stockholm University and is passionate about human rights, good books, horses, and European chocolate. Contact Emma at EVonZeipel@LawStreetMedia.com.

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