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Trump: People Watching Impeachment Inquiry Are Witnessing a Lynching

President Donald Trump likened the impeachment inquiry against him to a lynching, a description later defended by an administration official.

“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 legal rights,” Trump wrote in a statement on Twitter on Oct. 22.

“All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!”

Earlier in the morning, Trump referred to a poll showing responders in six battleground states opposing impeaching the president, 53 percent to 43 percent.

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 legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019

“I thought a very revealing poll was done by The New York Times. By about a 10 point margin, those in battleground states polled are against impeaching the President, and if Nancy Pelosi doesnt take note of that, maybe she is the third rate politician,” Trump wrote, quoting “Fox & Friends” anchor Brian Kilmeade.

Trump was criticized by a number of lawmakers for using the term “lynching,” with some claiming he was racist to use it.

“This is disgusting and wrong. This impeachment inquiry is a constitutional process you brought on by your actions. Lynchings are hate crimes and a dark stain on our nations history. Your inability to recognize the difference says a lot,” wrote Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) in a statement.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) also condemned the term, saying the president should retract his statement.

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon at the Capitol on Aug. 1, 2019. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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