Incoming Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway stood by President-elect Donald Trump in his recent feud with Rep. John Lewis, an Atlanta Democrat and Civil Rights leader.

"Lewis is a Civil Rights legend... that's why it's disappointing someone with that platform" would use it to accuse a president-elect of not being elected fairly, Conway said.


Krauthammer Explains Why Dems Skipping Inauguration Is 'Not a Good Sign'

MLK III Responds to Lewis Dispute After 'Constructive Meeting' With Trump

Trump Surrogate: It's a 'Travesty' If Dems Skip Inauguration


She said Trump again confirmed his status as a "counter-puncher", as he had responded to a televised slight from Lewis rather than attacking the Georgian first.

"You can respect Lewis' place in history and still defend yourself," she said.

Reacting to Martin Luther King III's meeting with Trump, Conway said she was heartened by the fact he would spend the holiday devoted to his father, who was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. in 1968, with Trump's team.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.


Report: Trump to Continue Using @realDonaldTrump Twitter Account as President

'Overtly Political': 'Outnumbered' Takes on SNL's Latest Trump Sketch

Pence: Trump Has Right to Defend Himself When 'Icon' Lewis Calls Him Illegitimate