A Massachusetts congressman cast chronicled doubt Thursday on President Trump’s claim that he is the casualty of the “single greatest witch hunt” in U.S. History.
This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2017
Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton, a Marine veteran and Harvard University graduate, tweeted that the place where he grew up might don’t think so:
As the Representative of Salem, MA, I can confirm that this is false. https://t.co/8yJIzZBSE8
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) May 18, 2017
Twenty individuals were executed amid the Salem witch trails in the 1690s, and another five died in prison.
Trump’s claim was in light of the naming of a special counsel to the investigation into his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia’s election interference.
“This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” Trump tweeted earlier Thursday, adding no special counsel was ever appointed for “all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration.”
The White House has already demanded that there is no requirement for a special counsel regarding the 2016 election, and Trump wants to see existing Russian probes over and done with.