Here We Go… Democrats and Jeb Bush Feign Outrage Over Trump’s Use of Word ‘Lynching’ — But Find It Totally Acceptable to Lynch Trump in Effigy
On September 28, 1868, a mob of Democrats massacred nearly 300 African-American Republicans in Opelousas, Louisiana. The savagery began when racist Democrats attacked a newspaper editor, a white Republican and schoolteacher for ex-slaves. Several African-Americans rushed to the assistance of their friend, and in response, Democrats went on a “Negro hunt,” killing every African-American (all of whom were Republicans) in the area they could find. (Via Grand Old Partisan)
Tuskegee Institute tracked the number of lynchings in the United States. They found that there were 4,743 lynchings in the US from 1882 to 1968. A majority of the lynchings took place in the Democratic South. One in four of the victims were white.
President Trump and Lindsey Graham called the current coup attempt by Democrats against this president as a public “lynching” on Tuesday.
And now all hell is breaking loose.
Apparently, this is a new word that white people are not allowed to use anymore.
Democrats are OUTRAGED that President Trump would dare use the lynching reference.
These are the same people who regularly ‘lynch’ President Trump in effigy!
These people are shameless.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 22, 2019
This is obscene. Although in general a lot of Trump supporters actually kind of approve of lynchings https://t.co/ODLAYiw2gL
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) October 22, 2019
Lynching is an act of terror used to uphold white supremacy. Try again. pic.twitter.com/TcDR01XelB
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 22, 2019
Haven’t even had coffee yet & the occupant of the WH, the bigoted man who called for the execution of the exonerated 5, is tossing the word ‘lynching’ around. Lord give me the strength to not take the bait but hold this man accountable for every single thing he says and does.
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) October 22, 2019
Trump tweeted today that the impeachment process against him is a "lynching."
No, sir, this is what a lynching looks like. Thousands of black people were lynched in America from the 1870s to the 1960s. And it happened because of racist, cowardly white men like Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/2Nu76DYHYV
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 22, 2019
I’ve studied lynching for decades. Read hundreds of lynching accounts.Viewed almost scores of photographs. Wrote a book about lynching. Mr. Trump’s actions & words are consistent w/those who incited lynching, not its victims. And that fact makes this tweet particularly grotesque. pic.twitter.com/90P1kQL2ya
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) October 22, 2019
Oh, and Jeb weighed in.
The President is not a victim. He should be the most powerful person on the planet. To equate his plight to lynching is grotesque. https://t.co/ZECeswGlWx
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) October 22, 2019