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Rep. Lewis: I Would Not Invite Trump to Selma

"By going to Selma," Lewis said of Trump, "maybe he would learn something"

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    (L-R) Rep. John Lewis and Donald Trump

    Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he would not invite President-elect Donald Trump to visit Selma, Alabama, with him, though he also would not "do anything to prevent him from coming," NBC News reported. 

    On Bloody Sunday in 1965, Lewis was badly beaten by Alabama state troopers on Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge during a march for voting rights.

    Politicians and leaders from both parties — including Vice President-elect Mike Pence — have visited Selma with Lewis over the years. In 2015, Presidents Obama and George W. Bush went to Selma with Lewis and others to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

    "By going to Selma," Lewis said of Trump, "maybe he would learn something." But, he added, "I would not invite him to come."