By Steve Neavling
President Trump continues to insist he is the victim of a “witch hunt” in attempt to discredit the numerous federal investigations targeting him and his inner circle.
But he’s not the first president to claim he’s the victim of a political witch hunt.
Former president Richard Nixon used the same phrase to describe the Senate Watergate hearings that led to his resignation. A Washington Post headline on July 22, 1973 read, “Nixon Sees ‘Witch-Hunt,’ Insiders Say.”
Like Trump, Nixon was accused of obstruction of justice for trying to disrupt the investigation.
On Thursday, Trump tweeted, “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”
Here’s a look at Trump’s other tweets in which he insists he’s the victim of a witch hunt:
When James Clapper himself, and virtually everyone else with knowledge of the witch hunt, says there is no collusion, when does it end?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017 
Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2017 
…is all of the illegal leaks of classified and other information. It is a total “witch hunt!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2017 
FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017 
The media is really on a witch-hunt against me. False reporting, and plenty of it – but we will prevail!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 15, 2016 
See Charles Gasparino’s article in today’s NYPost about Eric Schneiderman’s witch hunt against Republicans http://t.co/38ZYbpj4t3 
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2013