2020 Democrats criticize Trump invoking lynching: 'Stain on this nation's history'

2020 Democrats criticize Trump invoking lynching: 'Stain on this nation's history'
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Multiple Democratic presidential candidates attacked President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussian sanctions will boomerang States, cities rethink tax incentives after Amazon HQ2 backlash A Presidents Day perspective on the nature of a free press MORE on Tuesday for his comparison of the impeachment inquiry to lynching, which they called a "stain on this nation’s history."

The president tweeted earlier Tuesday that Republicans should acknowledge they are “witnessing” a “lynching” with the House's impeachment process, racially fraught language that drew prompt criticism from Democrats and some Republicans.

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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisConway: Trump is 'toying with everybody' by attacking Bloomberg for stop-and-frisk comments The Hill's Campaign Report: New challenges for 2020 Dems in Nevada, South Carolina Beleaguered Biden turns to must-win South Carolina MORE (D-Calif.) called lynching a "reprehensible stain on this nation’s history," adding that Trump constituted another.

“We’ll never erase the pain and trauma of lynching, and to invoke that torture to whitewash your own corruption is disgraceful,” Harris tweeted. 

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSpeculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage Conway: Trump is 'toying with everybody' by attacking Bloomberg for stop-and-frisk comments Democratic rivals sharpen attacks as Bloomberg rises MORE (D-N.J.) also slammed Trump for his tweet, telling the president to “Try again.”

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro said Trump's word choice was “beyond shameful” to “describe being held accountable for your actions.” 

Billionaire Tom SteyerTom Fahr SteyerWhere the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Klobuchar, Steyer unable to name Mexico's president in pointed interview Sunday shows - Spotlight shines on Bloomberg, stop and frisk MORE, who has long advocated for removing Trump from office through his movement Need to Impeach, tagged the president in his own tweet, saying “Shame on you.”

Trump has pushed this week for more Republican support to protect him from the impeachment inquiry, asking GOP lawmakers to “get tougher and fight” for him. 

Republicans have openly broken with Trump over the past few weeks over his July 25 call with the Ukrainian president that launched the House inquiry, his decision to remove U.S. troops from Syria and his plan to host next year's Group of Seven (G-7) conference at his Doral golf resort in Florida. Trump reversed his decision to host the G-7 at his resort on Saturday.