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A final dig: Trump calls for Lewis to focus on 'crime infested inner-cities'

President-elect Donald Trump added one more insult late Saturday in his ongoing feud with Georgia Rep. John Lewis, urging the Democrat to "finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S."

It was a coda - we think - of a day of barbs aimed at the Atlanta civil rights icon after he told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he will skip Trump’s inauguration next week because he doesn’t see him as a “legitimate president.”

Earlier, Trump called the district he represents - which spans the heart of metro Atlanta - a “crime infested” area that is “falling apart." He said Lewis, who has represented the intown district since his 1986 election, was "all talk, talk, talk - no action or results."

The resounding answer from the district's residents: "How dare you!"

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Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.