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Trump Tweets Impeachment Is a “Lynching,” Sparking Widespread Condemnation

HeadlineOct 23, 2019

On Tuesday, amid William Taylor’s explosive testimony, President Trump sparked widespread criticism by tweeting that the impeachment inquiry was a “lynching.” The comment was widely condemned as racist and grossly historically inaccurate. This is Democratic Congressmember Hakeem Jeffries.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: “Thousands of African Americans were slaughtered during the lynching epidemic in this country for no reason other than the color of their skin. The president should not compare a constitutionally mandated impeachment inquiry to such a dangerous and dark chapter of American history. It’s irresponsible for him to do so, and I hope that he will apologize.”

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