President Trump Compares Impeachment Inquiry To 'Lynching'

Headline Roundup October 22nd, 2019

In a Tuesday morning tweet, President Trump referred to the impeachment inquiry as a 'lynching.'

Democrats are condemning the tweet as being racially charged.

President Trump Compares Impeachment Inquiry To 'Lynching'

From the Right
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President Trump called the House Democrats’ push for impeachment a “lynching” Tuesday as he called on Republicans to rally around him amid the inquiry.

Mr. Trump used the incendiary language as he tested a new line of attack, reasoning that Democrats should be careful what they wish for because he feels they are watering down the standard for impeachment.

“So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any...

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From the Left
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Donald Trump referred to impeachment proceedings against him as a “lynching” in a Tuesday morning tweet, sparking condemnation for using such a racially charged word to describe his political predicament.

“So some day,” the president wrote, “if a Democrat becomes president and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the president, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!”

The tweet fit with Trump’s history of racist...

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From the Center
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President Donald Trump compared the impeachment inquiry against him to "a lynching" on Tuesday, drawing condemnation for comparing a congressional process to vigilante murders aimed mostly at black Americans.

"All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here - a lynching. But we will WIN!" Trump tweeted.

African-American lawmakers took particular offense at the post.

"What the hell is wrong with you?" tweeted Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill. "Do you know how many people who look like me have been lynched, since the inception of this country, by people who look...

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