May 19, 2017 21:27 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

Witches criticize Trump for 'witch hunt' claim

Witches criticize Trump for 'witch hunt' claim

Witches are speaking out against the President after he called opposition a 'witch hunt'. The say they do not want to be associated with him and comparing himself to them is an insult.

Practicing witches in the United States are angry at Donald Trump after the President referred to political resistance against him as a 'witch hunt'.

On Thursday, Trump took to Twitter to complain about the new special counsel appointed to investigate his campaign's ties to Russia, calling it the 'single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!'

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.

President Trump complained about the appointment of a special prosecutor on Thursday

President Trump complained about the appointment of a special prosecutor on Thursday

He tweeted that the Russia probe is the 'single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history'

He tweeted that the Russia probe is the 'single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history'

Soon, practicing witches took to social media to publicly distance themselves from the President

Soon, practicing witches took to social media to publicly distance themselves from the President

Besides referring to the investigation as a witch hunt on Twitter, Trump went on to complain about it further in a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

'The entire thing has been a witch hunt and there is no collusion, certainly myself and my campaign — but I can only speak for myself — and the Russians.'

Quickly, men and women who call themselves witches took to social media to hit back. 

'Please stop referring to Trump as a "witch". It's literally offensive to actual witches,' a woman named Lola wrote on Twitter shortly after Trump himself tweeted.

'As a witch, I am offended at being connected to Trump in any way, shape, or form, unless I can drive the moving van when he is impeached,' added someone name JD.

An Army veteran named Patrick warned the President against making such claims, tweeting: 'Mr. Trump. I am a witch and trust me. You have no clue what a witch hunt is.'

'Trump gives good witches a bad name,' chimed in one more.

A Twitter user who goes by Witches Against Trump was particularly adamant in distancing those who identify as witches or practice Wicca from Trump.

'BREAKING: Witches deny any links to Trump,' she wrote. 'We welcome a special investigation to clear our good name.'

She also pointed out that historically, 'witches were traditionally women who were persecuted by men. Trump fits the MO of the hunter, not the hunted!'

Witches were angry that he compared himself to them, and also pointed out that what he is facing is nothing like what accused witches have faced in history

Witches were angry that he compared himself to them, and also pointed out that what he is facing is nothing like what accused witches have faced in history

Trump repeated his witch hunt claims during joint press conference with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (left)

Trump repeated his witch hunt claims during joint press conference with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (left)

Touche! Seth Moulton, a US Representative whose district includes Salem, Massachusetts, also called out Trump

Touche! Seth Moulton, a US Representative whose district includes Salem, Massachusetts, also called out Trump

Rep. Moulton was applauded for the tweet, which has been liked over 353,000 times.

Rep. Moulton was applauded for the tweet, which has been liked over 353,000 times.

This particular criticism was picked up by several non-witches as well, many of whom pointed out that  in the US, witches were hanged or burned at the stake based simply on the word of another.

Even Democratic Representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts's 6th congressional district offered a one-line hit.

'As the Representative of Salem, MA, I can confirm that this is false,' he said in reply to Trump's tweet.The sassy tweet has been liked over 353,000 times.

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.

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