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Q-Tip Defends Rep. John Lewis From Trump

Q-Tip Speaks On Donald Trump's Insults Toward Rep. John Lewis

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Photo of Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest taken by Shayan Asgharnia.

Q-Tip has joined the ranks of people expressing their dismay with Donald Trump‘s comments about Rep. John Lewis during Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend.

The A Tribe Called Quest co-founder took to his Twitter account on Sunday afternoon to tweet Trump directly.

“@RealDonaldTrump I’ll keep it brief. No matter party line, age, religion, race, etc…There is no time for division,” he tweeted. “We need to be united. Respecting our elders @realDonaldTrump is an ancient, Godly, and worldwide principle.”

Rep. John Lewis was an active civil rights leader and activist in the 1960s, most notably known for marching with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and being attacked on Bloody Sunday while marching in Selma, Ala. to pursue voting rights. He was elected into the House of Representatives and has been called “the conscience of the U.S. Congress.”

On Friday, John Lewis told NBC News that he didn’t see Trump as a “legitimate” president after reports that Russian hackers disseminated news with goals of influencing the presidential election.

Trump replied on Twitter the following morning, saying Lewis’ district was “in horrible shape” and that the civil rights leader was “all talk, talk, talk – no action or results.” His comments enraged many, who pointed out that Trump accused a man who was literally beaten bloody in pursuit of voting rights was “all talk.”

Q-Tip and his A Tribe Called Quest groupmates have had sociopolitical rhymes since their heyday in the 1990s, and they continued such themes on their swan song, 2016’s We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. Be sure to cop the vinyl and other Tribe related merch + get familiar.


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