Trump ‘lynching’ comparison draws backlash from lawmakers

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President Trump triggered a wave of outrage on Tuesday by comparing House Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry to a lynching, drawing rebukes from prominent black lawmakers and a call from at least one Republican to retract the comment.

Trump’s rhetoric on the Democrats’ investigation has grown increasingly hostile in recent weeks as he lobs attacks at his political opponents and decries the process as “illegitimate,” “bullshit” and a “coup.”

But his invocation of a term associated with extrajudicial mob killings of African Americans was particularly incendiary and prompted swift backlash.

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