It gets a bit harder every day to keep up with President Donald Trump's latest gaffes or the next piece of information about his potential shady interactions with Russia. But the internet doesn't let anything slide by, especially when Trump makes it so easy. His latest comments to leave the internet reeling include his insistence that he's the only politician "in history" who "has been treated worse or more unfairly." He also calls the investigations into his administration's alleged ties with Russia the "single greatest witch hunt."
That first remark was made during Trump's commencement speech on May 17 to the US Coast Guard Academy. Trump offered advice to the new graduates, telling them, "Never, never, never give up. Things will work out just fine. Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media. No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly. You can't let them get you down. You can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams." Watch a clip of his speech ahead.
Pres. Trump at U.S. Coast Guard commencement: "No politician in history...has been treated worse or more unfairly." pic.twitter.com/gANsSMcrMv— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 17, 2017
The internet immediately reminded Trump there are several politicians and leaders who were treated "worse or more unfairly."
JFK was literally shot in the facehttps://t.co/oBE9YHhLWX— perpetual meh (@SortaBad) May 17, 2017
Well, Lincoln & Kennedy were assasinated, and Reagan took a bullet. But yeah, this is much worse. https://t.co/HO8m3msn0u— Jason Stanford (@JasStanford) May 17, 2017
Trump: No politician in history has been treated worse than me— Jim Messina (@Messina2012) May 17, 2017
Us: *remembers Lincoln,Garfield,McKinley & JFK assassinations & birther lie* pic.twitter.com/B9McuHAtWm
Trump: "No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly.”— Robert (Pez) Perry (@pez_sez) May 17, 2017
Nelson Mandela: pic.twitter.com/IDawIjwHLy
Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times by his friends and colleagues https://t.co/uxmrY06Dyq— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) May 17, 2017
Some took the time to remind Trump of his involvement in the birther movement against former President Barack Obama.
Trump: No politician in history... has been treated worse or more unfairly— Silver Fox Queen (@amateurmatador) May 17, 2017
Didn't you add to the birther/Muslim crap Obama had to endure? pic.twitter.com/clBeuOGEww
trump: "no politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly than me"
— diane alston (@dianelyssa) May 17, 2017
But as more news broke on May 17, first of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy "joking" that Vladimir Putin pays Trump and then that numerous people on Trump's team knew former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was under investigation, the president tweeted the following:
This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2017
This once again prompted another hilarious reaction from the internet, including Representative Seth Moulton from Salem, MA.
As the Representative of Salem, MA, I can confirm that this is false. https://t.co/8yJIzZBSE8
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) May 18, 2017
Don't 👏🏼call👏🏼it👏🏼a👏🏼"witch hunt"👏🏼unless👏🏼you👏🏼are👏🏼a👏🏼teen👏🏼girl👏🏼whose👏🏼burgeoning👏🏼sexuality👏🏼scares👏🏼male👏🏼town👏🏼elders
— Erik Hinton (@erikhinton) May 18, 2017
@realDonaldTrump First, it's not a "witch hunt" if you did it. There are over 20 personal ties between yourself and Russia. That's probable cause.
— Kelly Scaletta (@KellyScaletta) May 18, 2017
Others brought up the Obama birther movement again.
— M. Kenney (@FacebookerMK1) May 18, 2017
#WitchHunt he cries, but what about the Birther movement he led for 5 years and lock her up chants he embraced about Hillary Clinton emails
— ♻️ Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) May 18, 2017