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"Witch hunt" has become a synonym for public persecutions that capitalize on public fear and rely on inconclusive evidence. Trump and his followers argue he is being victimized and smeared by political opposition and the media.

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Trump's supporters agree he is being treated most unfairly, and say he is subjected to standards different from any other politician.

Democratic representative Seth Moulton of Salem, Massachusetts immediately clapped back. No one's thrown Trump in water to see if he sinks or floats yet.

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And other Trump critics pointed to various unsubstantiated media campaigns Trump himself orchestrated against everyone from the Central Park Five to former President Barack Obama.

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Others say Trump's description is accurate. Where's the evidence that his campaign colluded with Russia?

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Others found president guilty of hyperbole.

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Trump's detractors insist an investigation into wrongdoing is no witch hunt. The special counsel has been appointed not to persecute, but to get the facts.

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