Trump claim brings new pain to relatives of lynching victims

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Trump claim brings new pain to relatives of lynching victims

FILE - In this Sunday, April 22, 2018, file photo, a statue of a chained man is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, in Montgomery, Ala. Facing an impeachment inquiry that he and supporters claim is illegal, President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, that the process is a lynching. Some Republicans agree, but the relatives of actual lynching victims don’t. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
FILE - This Monday, April 23, 2018, file photo shows a bronze statue called "Raise Up," as part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, in Montgomery, Ala. Facing an impeachment inquiry that he and supporters claim is illegal, President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, that the process is a lynching. Some Republicans agree, but the relatives of actual lynching victims don’t. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
FILE - This Monday, April 23, 2018, file photo shows part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, in Montgomery, Ala. Facing an impeachment inquiry that he and supporters claim is illegal, President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, that the process is a lynching. Some Republicans agree, but the relatives of actual lynching victims don’t. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
FILE - Willie Edwards Jr., shown in an undated file photo, disappeared from Montgomery, Ala., on Jan. 23, 1957, and was found dead in the Alabama River three months later. A Montgomery County Grand Jury refused to return any indictments after the investigation was reopened in 1997. Facing an impeachment inquiry that he and supporters claim is illegal, President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, that the process is a lynching. Some Republicans agree, but the relatives of actual lynching victims don’t. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, file photo, Deborah Watts, of Minneapolis, sits in a Jackson, Miss., hotel and speaks about events in Mississippi and Illinois during the week that commemorate the 60th anniversary of the slaying of her cousin Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago, who was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta. Facing an impeachment inquiry that he and supporters claim is illegal, President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, that the process is a lynching. Some Republicans agree, but the relatives of actual lynching victims don’t. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 1955, file photo, mourners pass Emmett Till's casket in Chicago. Till was a 14-year-old African American boy who was kidnapped, tortured and lynched for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi by a white mob. Facing an impeachment inquiry that he and supporters claim is illegal, President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, that the process is a lynching. Some Republicans agree, but the relatives of actual lynching victims don’t. (AP Photo/File)

Trump claim brings new pain to relatives of lynching victims

FILE - In this Sunday, April 22, 2018, file photo, a statue of a chained man is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, in Montgomery, Ala. Facing an impeachment inquiry that he and supporters claim is illegal, President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, that the process is a lynching. Some Republicans agree, but the relatives of actual lynching victims don’t. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
FILE - This Monday, April 23, 2018, file photo shows a bronze statue called "Raise Up," as part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, in Montgomery, Ala. Facing an impeachment inquiry that he and supporters claim is illegal, President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, that the process is a lynching. Some Republicans agree, but the relatives of actual lynching victims don’t. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
FILE - This Monday, April 23, 2018, file photo shows part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, in Montgomery, Ala. Facing an impeachment inquiry that he and supporters claim is illegal, President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, that the process is a lynching. Some Republicans agree, but the relatives of actual lynching victims don’t. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
FILE - Willie Edwards Jr., shown in an undated file photo, disappeared from Montgomery, Ala., on Jan. 23, 1957, and was found dead in the Alabama River three months later. A Montgomery County Grand Jury refused to return any indictments after the investigation was reopened in 1997. Facing an impeachment inquiry that he and supporters claim is illegal, President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, that the process is a lynching. Some Republicans agree, but the relatives of actual lynching victims don’t. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, file photo, Deborah Watts, of Minneapolis, sits in a Jackson, Miss., hotel and speaks about events in Mississippi and Illinois during the week that commemorate the 60th anniversary of the slaying of her cousin Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago, who was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta. Facing an impeachment inquiry that he and supporters claim is illegal, President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, that the process is a lynching. Some Republicans agree, but the relatives of actual lynching victims don’t. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 1955, file photo, mourners pass Emmett Till's casket in Chicago. Till was a 14-year-old African American boy who was kidnapped, tortured and lynched for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi by a white mob. Facing an impeachment inquiry that he and supporters claim is illegal, President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, that the process is a lynching. Some Republicans agree, but the relatives of actual lynching victims don’t. (AP Photo/File)
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