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‘Blatant Racism’ — Trump Likens Impeachment Process To ‘Lynching’ In Controversial Twitter Post

President Donald Trump is pulling out all the stops when it comes to opposition to his own impeachment inquiry.

The commander-in-chief certainly has the right to do so — he shouldn’t be expected to roll over and accept impeachment or removal from office as his destiny — but some have demonstrated justifiable outrage at his latest statement on the subject matter, which he issued out in a tweet on Tuesday morning.

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Trump suggested in a tweet that what goes around could come around for a future Democratic president, and that Republicans ought not forget what’s happening to him presently, comparing it to being hanged.

“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.

“All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching,” he added.

Many on Twitter looked at Trump’s words as going too far — especially since lynchings that happened without due process in the 19th and 20th centuries in America typically were racist affairs in which blacks were hanged by white lynch mobs.

New York Times columnist Charles Blow chastised the president outright for his commentary. “Sir, don’t you DARE invoke the darkness of America’s viciousness toward black people to defend your corruption. How dare you?!” Blow wrote in a reply to Trump.

Others were quick to reply with similar statements to Blow’s, pointing out the racist history of lynching, and noting that an impeachment inquiry was in no way comparable to the terrorism that was real in America for its black citizens. Some described Trump’s comments as “blatant racism.”

From Reconstruction to the Civil Rights movement, nearly three-quarters of all lynchings in the country happened to black Americans, according to records compiled by the NAACP.