17/01/2017 15:26 SAST | Updated 17/01/2017 15:28 SAST

Trevor Noah Takes Down Donald Trump For Bombastic Attack On John Lewis

Comedy Central

Trevor Noah wondered if Donald Trump even knew who Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) was before he attacked the civil rights hero on Twitter.

Last Saturday ― two days before the nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day ― the president-elect tweeted that Lewis was "all talk ... no action or results," after learning that the congressman did not consider Trump to be a "legitimate president."

"I'm sorry, what?" Noah asked. "You're calling a civil rights hero who marched in Selma with Martin Luther King Jr. 'all talk no action'? Saying John Lewis isn't a man of action is like me saying: 'Donald Trump is all tax returns, no tweets.'"

Trump's comments did not go over well with fellow lawmakers or with Lewis' constituents. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's front page on Sunday summed up the sentiment fairly succinctly: