Trump describes impeachment as 'lynching' , faces backlash
US President Donald Trump criticized the move of impeachment on Twitter and compared his impeachment to the violent deaths of Americans brutalized by vigilantes. "All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here - a lynching," Trump wrote. However, the tweet didn't go down well with many. "Trump's willingness to describe his impeachment as a lynching displayed an "ignorance" of that history," a sociology professor said.