If President Donald Trump is courting the witches’ vote, he’s going about it the wrong way.
In recent months – and increasingly so, it seems – Trump has called the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller a “witch hunt,” and in the process, he has angered, well, actual witches.
“It conjures up for me the burning of 10,000, mostly women, in England and surrounding areas who were accused as witches – right out of the Inquisition playbook,” said Ann Hardman, a Louisville high priestess in the Fellowship of Isis.
“I am incensed with this term. And I have been ever since he did it the first time. It’s insulting; it should be eliminated from the vocabulary. In some ways it’s like the N-word,” Hardman said.
The president’s frequent use of the term, in fact, is angering witches around the country. A story on the Daily Beast website recently said some witches have cast spells on Trump, while one group tried to hex Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The spells and hexes don’t seem to have worked yet – unless that explains Trump’s otherworldly skin tone.
At about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Trump tweeted: “Biggest outrage yet in the long, winding and highly conflicted Mueller Witch Hunt is the fact that 19,000 demanded Text messages between Peter Strzok and his FBI lover, Lisa Page, were purposely & illegally deleted.”
So far, the investigation that Trump calls a “witch hunt” has netted nearly three dozen indictments or guilty pleas and has seen some of Trump’s top personal and campaign aides sentenced to prison.
He tweeted the term four times on Sunday and once on Saturday. He’s done it 22 times since Thanksgiving.
In all, he has tweeted more than 60 times complaining about a “witch hunt.”
On Dec. 13, he tweeted just the words “WITCH HUNT!”
SOURCE: Joseph Gerth
Louisville Courier Journal