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Trump defends his use of 'lynching' in a tweet

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Published on October 25, 2019 - Duration: 00:32s

Trump defends his use of 'lynching' in a tweet

U.S. President Donald Trump responded to backlash after his use of the word "lynching" in a tweet.

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Trump defends his use of 'lynching' in a tweet

President Trump defended his use of the word "lynching," arguing that Democrats and "many people" have used the word over the years.

The president responded to the backlash before departing for South Carolina on Friday.

In a tweet this week, the president compared the impeachment inquiry to a lynching, drawing criticism from Democrats and some Republicans.

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