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--
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.