U.S. Representative Faces Backlash After Calling Hillary Clinton ‘Madame President’

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October 26, 2017Oct 26, 2017

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate in the 2016 presidential election, is celebrating her 70th birthday on October 26th, 2017. Last year on this same day, prior to the election, the Left was confident that Clinton would take the legendary title of the “First Woman President of the United States.”

Many members of the Democratic party took to social media to wish her a happy birthday including U.S. Representative from Georgia and civil rights figure, John Lewis. On Twitter, Lewis wrote to Clinton, “Happy birthday, Madame President.”

https://twitter.com/repjohnlewis/status/923617722046480385

After he posted his birthday message, he faced backlash for referring to Clinton as the president. Many pointed out the obvious that she, of course, lost to the now 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.

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Lewis is a well-known Trump critic and consistently advocates in favor of liberal views on a number of political issues. He made national headlines earlier this year after calling Trump a non-legitimate president.

The Representative previously stated, "I don't see this President-elect as a legitimate president. I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton," reported CNN.

More recently, Lewis has criticized Trump’s politics such as his proposed health care plan, banning transgenders from military service, and several other issues. See some of his posts below.

https://twitter.com/repjohnlewis/status/867486437213655040

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