It’s a wonder that Donald Trump is running for re-election as president considering how persecuted he melodramatically makes himself out to seem. This Tuesday, he took to Twitter to rail against New York and its governor Andrew Cuomo seemingly over a new investigation that Cuomo isn’t even responsible for.
Responding to reports that the state’s Attorney General Letitia James was seeking Trump family records from Deutsche Bank and the U.S.-based Investors Bank, the president griped on Twitter:
‘New York State and its Governor, Andrew Cuomo, are now proud members of the group of PRESIDENTIAL HARASSERS. No wonder people are fleeing the State in record numbers. The Witch Hunt continues!’
He has trotted out the claim of “presidential harassment” before, just like he’s claimed to be the victim of a witch hunt thanks to various investigations into his team. It’s worth noting that he originally used the latter phrase for the Russia investigation, basing it on a claim of no collusion between his team and Kremlin agents who sought to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. Now apparently every new investigation into Trump is a witch hunt right off the bat. You’d think he’s a saint if you were only going off his rhetoric.
James’ new investigation was sparked after Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen claimed in public testimony before Congress that his former boss inflated his assets in order to obtain loans from Deutsche Bank. Similarly, Cohen claimed Trump to be guilty of tax and insurance fraud, which he made explicitly clear under questioning from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
Trump has not engaged with the substance of those allegations nearly as much as he’s resorted to his familiar fearmongering, insisting Cohen is a “rat” and a liar who just wants to reduce his prison time and now claiming that New York state authorities are “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSERS.”
Apparently, Trump thinks he should be free to operate as he wishes without scrutiny — or something. That’s about the only conclusion that can be drawn from the melodrama packed into his remarks. U.S. presidents have been shot dead — repeatedly — and because the justice system and legislative branch have continued on with their normal functioning, Trump is convinced that he’s being treated worse than any president ever — which is essentially a quote, not conjecture.
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