Trump throws out “racial bombs” when back is against the wall

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham defended President Trump’s “lynching” tweet from earlier this morning saying, it’s “pretty well accurate.”

“I think that’s pretty well accurate. This is a sham. This is a joke. I’m going to let the whole world know that if we were doing this to a Democratic president you would be all over me right now,” he said.

“This is a lynching, in a sense. This in un-American,” he added.

Graham then turned the focus back on the media coverage: “Not one person has asked me a question. What do you think about the fact that the President does not know who his accuser is … it shows a lot of things about our national media. When it’s about Trump, who cares about the process? Long as you get ‘em.”

About the tweet: President Trump used a racially charged term to describe the House of Representative’s impeachment inquiry, calling the process a “lynching” today. 

Trump has repeatedly railed against the probe, calling it a “witch hunt” and a “fraud” — but this marks his first use of the term “lynching,” a term deeply intertwined with horrific racial violence and a dark era in the United States.

Trump previously retweeted a statement during the 2016 election referring to his media treatment as a “disgusting lynching” in September 2015.

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