Salem congressman responds to Trump's 'witch hunt' tweet


Quite a few politicians, academics, and members of the general public accused Trump of being hyperbolic, but his words seem to have offended a surprising group as well: self-identified witches.

The Republican National Committee joined with President Donald Trump to brand the recent spate of news about the President as a media witch hunt. And lately, he's developing a bit of a reputation for his frequent Twitter skewering of President Donald Trump. And there is no collusion between, certainly, myself and my campaign - but I can always speak for myself - and the Russians.

As with Trump speeches and tweet storms, the language is decidedly divisive and un-presidential, but not dissimilar to a hunkered-down Richard Nixon 43 years ago.

"I will completely DRAIN THE SWAMP", Trump said in the text.

An Army veteran named Patrick warned the President against making such claims, tweeting: 'Mr.

A fundraising letter titled "MORE SABOTAGE" begins with the 45th president writing: "What you're seeing in the news is a WITCH HUNT".

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Trump pledged to "never back down" and asks for contributions from "someone I trust".

"The Salem witch hunt has always been used exactly the way President Trump used it", Mary Beth Norton, the author of "In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692", told the Atlantic Thursday.

Moulton's tweet had garnered more than 141,000 retweets and more than 333,000 likes as of Friday afternoon.

Seth Moulton has a pretty good sense of humor.

Moulton responded, tweeting out "as the Representative of Salem, MA, I can confirm that this is false".

While most of the "witches" who were hanged during the Salem witch trials were women who did not practice politics, elected constable John Willard was among the executed.