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WH's Gidley on Lynching: Trump "Not Comparing What Happened To Him With One Of Our Darkest Moments"

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PBS: White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said President Donald Trump was “not comparing” the impeachment inquiry against him to “one of our darkest moments in American history.”

QUESTION: Do you understand why the president couldn't possibly be the victim of a lynching?



GIDLEY: Yeah, but the president is not comparing what happened to him with one of our darkest moments in American history. He's just--he's just not.

What he's explaining, clearly, is the way he's been treated by the media since he announced for President. The word impeach--

QUESTION: --You know that's not true, and I know that's not true. (INAUDIBLE)--

GIDLEY: --The word--the word impeachment was used about this president the day he was elected and before he was even sworn into office. Let's not talk about that and I understand that there are many people in the media who don't agree with his language, but he's used--

QUESTION: (INAUDIBLE)

GIDLEY: --Right, and he has used many words to describe the way he has been relentlessly attacked--

QUESTION: --So, why do you (INAUDIBLE)--

GIDLEY: --and, 93 percent of the news coverage against him is negative. Let's talk about what the president has actually done for the African American community.

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