President Trump used a racially charged term to describe the impeachment investigation of the House of Representatives, today calling it the Lynch process.
Some context: Trump repeatedly attacks the probe, calling it "witch-hunting" and "fraud" ̵
Trump earlier retweeted a statement during the 2016 election regarding his media treatment of "disgusting lynching" in September 2015.
Trump has long been a racial lightning rod, from his quick reaction to violence of white nationalists to his harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric throughout his service and campaign.
The statement caused a quick rebuke by the Democratic Republic of James Cliburn.
"I really believe that this person is prone to inflammatory statements and this is one word that no president should apply to himself. I have studied quite a bit of presidential history and I don't know if we have ever seen anything like this," Congressman in South Carolina he said about "CNN's New Day.
" I'm not just a politician here. I am a Southern politician, I am a product of the South. I know the history of that word, it's a word that we should be very, very careful about using, "he said.