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'It is a coup:' Trump escalates impeachment rhetoric

President Donald Trump. File picture: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel.

President Donald Trump. File picture: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel.

Published Oct 2, 2019

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Washington - US President Donald Trump has ramped up his

rhetoric on the impeachment inquiry from Democratic lawmakers, taking

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to Twitter to label the investigation a "coup" designed to "take away

the power of the people."

"As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion

that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP," Trump

tweeted late Tuesday.

Last week, Democrats in US House of Representatives launched an

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impeachment inquiry that centres around a July 25 phone call that

Trump held with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

In the call, Trump asked Zelensky to potentially open an

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investigation into the Republican president's political rival, ex

vice president Joe Biden.

Trump has been using increasingly strong language to lash out at the

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Democrats and the inquiry, repeatedly referring to it as "a witch

hunt."

Over the weekend, he tweeted that if he were to be removed from

office through a full impeachment process, that could lead to "civil

war," a remark that drew concern even from members of his own

Republican Party.

On Monday, Trump dubbed the whistleblower whose complaint sparked the

impeachment inquiry a "fake," and also questioned if Democrat Adam

Schiff, the head of the House Intelligence Committee, should be

arrested for treason.

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