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Trump defends his use of 'lynching' in a tweet

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Trump defends his use of 'lynching' in a tweet
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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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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