Trump made a comparison on Twitter, where he wrote: “All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!”
White House deputy spokesperson Hogan Gidley on Tuesday defended him, who recently compared his ongoing impeachment inquiry to a lynching.
Gidley was asked about the remark during an appearance on Fox News.
“Would the president ever consider that maybe it was a poor choice of words and maybe rephrase his wording on impeachment?” Smith pressed.
Gidley said that he had not spoken to the president about the tweet.
“I can speak about poor choices, what the media tries to do to him every day,” the White House spokesperson complained. “The president wasn’t trying to compare himself to the horrific history in this country at all.”
“What he was trying to point out clearly was that he has been attacked relentlessly by the mainstream media without cause, without evidence since the day he took over in this office,” he concluded.