“While I am grateful for what the Congressman did in Selma and other times during the civil rights movement, you get respect by showing respect,” Hunter wrote in an apology message to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “He is using his fame as a way to continually divide the races and in this case standing on the very much unsubstantiated claim that the guy I voted for [Trump] is racist and only won because of Russians hacking the election — which, of course, we all know didn't occur.”
Lewis has not yet responded to Hunter's statements.
(Photo from left: Tommy Hunter via Facebook, Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images for U.S. Postal Service)