“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,” Representative Bobby Rush responded.
Prepare for Trump surrogates to start referring to his possible impeachment as a lynching while wondering why black Americans do not vote for Republicans … pic.twitter.com/43QWPPF1jB
— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) October 22, 2019
This is the first time Trump has used the word “lynching” as president, on Twitter or out loud. pic.twitter.com/540h8Cdtgo
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 22, 2019
You think this impeachment is a LYNCHING? What the hell is wrong with you?
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. Delete this tweet. https://t.co/oTMhWo4awR
— Bobby L. Rush (@RepBobbyRush) October 22, 2019
President Trump needs to go to Alabama.
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) October 22, 2019
Lynching?! Sir, don’t you DARE invoke the darkness of America’s viciousness toward black people to defend your corruption. How dare you?!… https://t.co/rxoa5w9LaR
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) October 22, 2019
Trump has inspired multiple acts of racist violence and his referring to impeachment as a “lynching” is risible. But worse will be his toadies adopting this inversion of past and present, with the nation’s most powerful racist as a *victim* of racist violence, as a talking point. pic.twitter.com/EaXx3bUUUQ
— *Palpatine voice* UNLIMITED DADPUNS🍝 (@AdamSerwer) October 22, 2019
POTUS would rather have a 24-hour news cycle with pundits criticizing (rightly so) his use of the word lynching than another 24 hours of the media discussing further testimony/evidence of how he manipulated foreign policy for his own political self-interest.
— Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer) October 22, 2019