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After Special Counsel Named, Trump Reacts: 'Greatest Witch Hunt' In Political History


President Trump attends the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

President Trump attends the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

Susan Walsh, AP

The morning after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was named special counsel to oversee the investigation into the Trump team ties to Russia, President Trump is declaring “this” the “single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”

It’s another example of Trump going to grievance politics after a week of missteps and revelatory leaks.

On Wednesday, Trump struck a similarly victimized tone while delivering the commencement speech to the Coast Guard Academy.

“Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media,” he said. “No politician in history — and I say this with great surety — has been treated worse or more unfairly.”

Trump could make his first remarks on the special counsel appointment later Thursday when he meets with the Colombian president at the White House. They are expected to take questions from reporters in the afternoon. [Copyright 2017 NPR]

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