Trump compares the impeachment effort to ‘a lynching’


President Donald Trump speaks as he arrives at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(NBC) – President Donald Trump has called the House impeachment inquiry a “coup,” a “witch hunt” and a “fraud,” but he introduced a new phrase to describe the process on Tuesday: “a lynching.”

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

Trump’s tweet came just before acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor is set to provide the House with a closed-door deposition. Taylor, a key figure in the administration’s Ukraine dealings, which are at the center of the House inquiry, texted U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland last month that it was “crazy” to hold up the country’s military aid until they investigated political opponents of the president.

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