President Trump Compared His Impeachment Inquiry To “Lynching” - TNBC USA

On Tuesday, the United States President Donald Trump has infuriated Democrats by comparing their impeachment probe to a lynching, assigns the horrors of a racist and deadly chapter in the history of the United States as a process to laid out in the Constitution. 

Democratic Rep James Clyburn of South Carolina is the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, has said: “that is one word no President ought to apply to himself.” He further stated, “That is a word that we ought to be very, very careful about using.”

Rep Bobby Rush, D-Ill has called on President Trump to delete the Twitter post. 

Rush is also black, wrote: “Do you know how many people who look like me have been lynched, since the inception of this country, by people who look like you.”

Sen Doug Jones, D-Ala, tweets to the US President, “No Sir! No, @realdonaldtrump: this is Not a lynching, and shame on you for invoking such a horrific act that was used as a weapon to terrorize and murder African Americans.”

Republican Legislators have tried hard to put the focus on what they consider was the unfair means in which Democrats are conducting the impeachment probe. 

Sen Lindsey Graham, R-SC, said that the US President’s description was “pretty well accurate”. He termed the impeachment inquiry a “sham” and “a joke” as the President doesn’t know the identity of his accuser, and the process is taking place privately. 

During the beginning of the 19th Century, lynching or hangings were common practice by whites against black men in South amid rising racial tensions. By linking his possible impeachment probe to a lynching, President Trump has further addressed Democrats to a lynch mob. 

Under the pressure over impeachment, blowback over his Syria decision and other issues, Donald Trump tweets on Tuesday, “So someday, 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.”

He further stated, “All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching, But we will WIN!”

President Trump has a common habit of trying to describe himself as the victim. 

On Friday, Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Benedict College for a forum on criminal justice. It is a historically black school in South Carolina. 

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