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Historians on Trump’s Latest Claims About History

BBC

US President Donald Trump is being told off by historians on Twitter after stating that his treatment by critics was worse than anything any another politician has faced.

In an address to a US Coast Guard graduating class in Connecticut on Wednesday, Mr Trump said: “No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly.”

The comments follow accusations Mr Trump asked former FBI director James Comey to drop an inquiry into a into links between ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia.

The president’s supporters maintain there is no proof or evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia and the media has been biased against him.

Some historians were quick to qualify the president’s remark, providing case studies of leaders who they say had it worse.

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