Trump's comments drew a backlash from many who noted that Trump was wrong about Lewis' district, which includes a wide and diverse swath of Atlanta including the upscale neighborhood of Buckhead, the headquarters of corporate giant Coca-Cola and and schools like Georgia Tech.
Others criticized Lewis for undermining Trump’s election.
On Saturday, Lewis received a hero’s welcome from supporters. He fired up the crowd of about 10,000 before they embarked on a march to the state Capitol.
“We’re going to march in a minute. We’re going to pick em up and put ‘em down. We’re going to send a message,” he said.
“Sometimes you have to turn things upside down to turn things right side up. We cannot afford to be silent.”
Lewis thanked the crowd for their support.
“Thank you, John,” the crowd chanted.
Someone yelled “I love you.”
“I love you too,” he replied.