Did Rep. Jim Clyburn Call for President Trump’s Hanging?
On Thursday, the @TrumpWarRoom Twitter account, which is managed by the president’s 2020 campaign, blasted out a clip of South Carolina Democratic Rep. James Clyburn being interviewed by CNN’s John Berman, alleging the House majority whip called for President Trump to be hanged.
As of Friday’s writing, the tweet has racked up more than 9,000 retweets and nearly 16,000 favorites. Another Trump campaign account derided those featured in the video as “very sick people!” Turning Points USA founder Charlie Kirk tweeted “a leading Democrat lawmaker just called for the public execution of our President.” Fox News bomb throwers Diamond & Silk amplified the message to their 1.3 million followers. So did The Federalist.
The only problem? Clyburn, who has spoken out before on the excesses of violent political rhetoric and misappropriation of history, was not calling for Trump’s lynching.