‘Victim in Chief ‘: Twitter Reacts to Trump Saying No Politician’s Been Treated ‘Worse’ Than Him


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During a commencement speech to the Coast Guard Academy today, President Donald Trump went on a tangent where he shifted the topic to, who else, himself. He let the new graduates know that not only has he been the victim of unfair treatment, but that nobody in political history has dealt with what he has.

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

Well, as you can imagine, the airing of personal grievances at a military academy’s commencement address, got quite a bit of attention. Especially considering that there are clear examples of past presidents and politicians who have had a rough go of it.

Like, say, those who were assassinated:

Others chose to point out that Trump’s predecessor was accused of being born in another country and was an illegitimate president. Oh yeah, and that the current POTUS was behind most of those charges:

And there were those who observed that Trump was making the speech about himself and giving himself an opportunity to play victim:

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