The NAACP released the following statement in response to President Trump’s comments comparing impeachment probe to lynching:
“President Trump’s comments comparing a well-deserved impeachment probe into his egregious conduct as commander-in-chief to the painful, bloody and despicable history of lynching is a repugnant show of ignorance.
His words summoned the domestic terrorism tactic used by cowards to murder Black people. A president that decides to diminish the seriousness of lynching by uttering it as a comparison to his wrongdoings has no regard or respect for African Americans who have suffered tremendously.
President Trump’s malignant rhetoric seeks to deface the enormity of our nation’s troubled past with lynching. He has used the lowest common denominator of this country’s history—racism—to subvert democracy. We must continue to call out his behavior and fight back against any and all attempts to normalize racism.”