– The Washington Times – Saturday, January 14, 2017

The interim chair of the Democratic National Committee denounced President-elect Donald Trump’s critique of Rep. John Lewis as all talk no action.

Speaking at a DNC “Future Forum” in Phoenix, Donna Brazile said that Mr. Lewis, a civil-rights icon, has “never stopped marching for justice and equality for all people.”

John Lewis is our hero,” Ms. Brazile said. “We denounce these remarks, not only on Congressman John Lewis, but on the good people of Atlanta.”

The flap between Mr. Lewis and Mr. Trump started after the Georgia Democrat said he is going to skip the Republican’s Jan. 20 inauguration.

The flap between Mr. Lewis and Mr. Trump started after the Georgia Democrat said he is going to skip the Republican’s Jan. 20 inauguration.

“I don’t see Trump as a legitimate president,” Mr. Lewis said in an interview set to air Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Mr. Trump countered on Twitter Saturday morning.

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Donna Brazile at DNC Forum: ‘I’m Not Gonna Sugarcoat It. We Failed.’

By | 3:45 pm, January 14th, 2017

Interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile spoke at a DNC Future Forum toady and said rather bluntly, “I’m not gonna sugarcoat it. We failed.”

Video:

http://www.mediaite.com/online/donna-brazile-at-dnc-forum-im-not-gonna-sugarcoat-it-we-failed/

“We came up short,” Brazile told the audience. “We made some serious mistakes, some strategic errors. We got cocky about our invincible blue wall and then we saw it crumble… We failed under extraordinary circumstances.”

She said that all Americans were targeted by a “murderous dictator who wanted to affect the election” and ended up getting what he wanted.

“They turned our own media into a weapon,” Brazile said. “They hired an army of trolls to spread lies and distract from the real issues.”

You can watch the video of Brazile’s speech above (the relevant part starts at the 5:25 mark).

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/01/14/donna-brazile-to-democrats-we-failed-you/?utm_term=.b08ed7b55c47