'Hillary's America' Filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza Comes Under Fire Following Controversial Rosa Parks Tweet

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"My point about Rosa Parks is that, as with so many other Democrats, her reputation is absurdly inflated compared to what she actually did," the filmmaker tweeted Saturday.

Filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who directed the 2016 anti-Hillary Clinton documentary Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, has come under fire on social media following a statement he tweeted Saturday afternoon calling civil-rights icon Rosa Parks' contributions to the movement "absurdly inflated."

"My point about Rosa Parks is that, as with so many other Democrats, her reputation is absurdly inflated compared to what she actually did," tweeted D'Souza.

The Indian-born filmmaker drew the ire of Twitter users, who criticized his statements. His comment about Parks came hours after he tweeted about Georgia congressman John Lewis, who recently called President-elect Donald Trump not a "legitimate president."

"The left's false narrative inflates minor figures like John Lewis, Democrat, & downplays major ones like Frederick Douglass, Republican," D'Souza wrote on a split picture of Lewis beside a portrait of Douglass.

Lewis' comments also drew the attention of Trump, who tweeted a response in which he called the congressman "sad" and "all talk, talk, talk." Since the tweet, Lewis' book sales have skyrocketed.

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