Trump Says He’s the Victim of a ‘Witch Hunt.’ This Congressman’s Response Is Perfect.

President Trump finally gave his thoughts on the snowballing “witch hunt” into his campaign and Russia. A Democratic Congressman has a great response.

After a full day of not tweeting at all, Trump finally broke radio silence on Thursday morning. In a series of tweets, the President defended himself from claims that he knew ahead of his inauguration that Michael Flynn was under a federal investigation. Trump appointed Flynn as National Security Adviser shortly after he was elected despite a warning from former President Barack Obama.

“This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” President Trump tweeted. “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!”

Of course, Trump’s tweet about being the victim of a “witch hunt” brought back historical references for Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Massachusetts), whose district encompasses the city of Salem.

“As the Representative of Salem, MA, I can confirm that this is false,” Moulton tweeted.

The Salem Witch Trials, which happened in the late 17th century, resulted in the executions of twenty people, most of whom were outspoken, forward-thinking women challenging the social norms of the time. One of the most notable executions was that of constable John Willard, who was hung after refusing to make any more witchcraft-related arrests.

While President Trump didn’t tweet yesterday, he did reference the investigation in a speech to Coast Guard graduates, saying that no politician had been treated more unfairly than he had. Trump made this remark without a hint of irony, which is remarkable considering he was the one who popularized the claim that former President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States.

 

Jamie Green is a contributor to the Resistance Report covering the Trump administration, and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.