Trump’s victimization ploy might help him in Mississippi. It will get him nowhere in the nation’s capital. – The Washington Post


This week, President Trump told us that the impeachment inquiry unfolding in the House of Representatives is “a lynching” — presumably of himself. That bit of lunacy might be chalked up to the delusional musings of a desperate president who knows that his squalid behavior is being revealed through Democrats’ meticulous legal discovery. Next week, however, Trump gets the opportunity to return to a state that was the national leader in the kind of public, extralegal murders that Trump accuses the House of perpetrating.

Trump’s rally at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Miss., next week lands him in the state with the most total lynchings of blacks from 1882 to 1968, according to the NAACP. Over that time span, 581 lynchings took place in Mississippi; more than 90 percent of victims were African American.

Trump’s rally, to be held four days before Magnolia State voters elect a governor, is aimed at boosting the turnout of his mainly white “Make America Great Again” crowd and getting some adulation for himself. He has done that before.

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Source: Trump’s victimization ploy might help him in Mississippi. It will get him nowhere in the nation’s capital. – The Washington Post

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