During his recent interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News (in which Trump made headlines by claiming he'd accept foreign interference in the 2020 election if it helped him), the President made another, less criminal claim that was nonetheless pretty embarrassing.
The President stated:
"There's never been a time in the history of our country where somebody was so mistreated as I have been."
"There's never been a time in the history of our country where somebody was so mistreated as I have been," Trump tells @GStephanopoulos— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1560732952.0
Of course, it wouldn't be a crazy quote from President Trump if his son, Don Jr., didn't blindly support it.
He’s right. https://t.co/ZRlenHkXrq— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1560775053.0
Of course, the idea that no one in the history of the nation has been treated worse than President Trump is a pretty insane one.
@DonaldJTrumpJr @trumps_feed You missed a few history classes, didn't you, Donny?— Sam Levey (@Sam Levey)1560775913.0
People pointed out quite a few people who have been treated a little worse than the most powerful person on the planet.
@DonaldJTrumpJr Slaves and Native Americans had it easy!— Leslie Nicholas (@Leslie Nicholas)1560775583.0
Some of them had even been treated badly by Trump himself...
@DonaldJTrumpJr The Central Park 5 say hello...— CHIDI (@CHIDI)1560775142.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Tell that to the Central Park Five... whose lives your father helped make miserable. Still hasn't a… https://t.co/1yO6ZPf8QT— Drew Emery (@Drew Emery)1560786958.0
Victim-in-Chief https://t.co/ssZ1JFwYe3— Rick Newman (@Rick Newman)1560775279.0
There have even been other Presidents treated worse than Trump has.
@DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/4TDOD9Ik0G— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)1560775327.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/Z4zoQAnBEu— Maniacal Ventures (Colin) (@Maniacal Ventures (Colin))1560781746.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Excepting all African slaves, native Americans, Chinese immigrants, Japanese immigrants, African Americans in general, etc.— Chris Graham (@Chris Graham)1560814960.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/CwjhTRbxaH— Maniacal Ventures (Colin) (@Maniacal Ventures (Colin))1560781801.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Tiny violins for the Trumps. How they've suffered mightily!— mrs panstreppon (@mrs panstreppon)1560775279.0
History is filled to the brim with people treated badly by people like Donald Trump.
How can they say this with a straight face? It's so stupid. Lincoln? MLK? Rosa Parks? Stockdale? Dredd Scott? https://t.co/zb4jvpVInu— Tom Rogan (@Tom Rogan)1560795964.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr These kids got it pretty bad https://t.co/IzN8JgNHRA— Stanbury Barth (@Stanbury Barth)1560820267.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr This Map Shows Over a Century of Documented Lynchings in the United States Read more:… https://t.co/vAYoJbGzYl— I am a real human in Brooklyn (@I am a real human in Brooklyn)1560776082.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Dude John Lewis is STILL a Congressman right now...— Nah luv I'm good go away (@Nah luv I'm good go away)1560809847.0
Even today, there are immigrants being held in detention camps against their will that one might argue are being treated worse than the Trumps.
@DonaldJTrumpJr Yep spot on again junior ! Those slaves in 1800s treated so much better than donny, and treatment… https://t.co/x0EVgjz3AW— colin morley (@colin morley)1560778622.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr You must be so proud of your victim playing, whining, father. What a horrible role model.— Nick Harpster - Activist (@Nick Harpster - Activist)1560795693.0
One would think Don Jr., of all people, would realize his dad doesn't have it as hard as some others...
@DonaldJTrumpJr I dunno, Jr, considering your dad publicly cheated on your mom w/anything that moved and bragged ab… https://t.co/9ETAUVIamu— Cliff Schecter (@Cliff Schecter)1560780064.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Giant family of man babies.— Dave Anthony’s Husk (@Dave Anthony’s Husk)1560793971.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr "Love me dad, I'm really sorry showed everybody the trump tower emails"— Matt in Jersey (@Matt in Jersey)1560826443.0
Don Jr. has made his own bed and now he has to sleep in it.
@DonaldJTrumpJr Aside from the obvious retort re: black & indigenous folk, there's also you, who had the shit slapp… https://t.co/8rKsEaXw6d— Tim Wise (@Tim Wise)1560779999.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Hahahaha. Who does the "mistreating" ? TRUMP!!— SandyJB (@SandyJB)1560809934.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/Vr5Z7hVBws— Scooter 🇨🇦 (@Scooter 🇨🇦)1560816310.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Cool story, bro. https://t.co/0tzprXOtvU— Kelly Briggs (@Kelly Briggs)1560815802.0
Maybe the President should take a step back and learn some history before giving interviews.
@DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/xDppwNQNPk— Lisa (@Lisa)1560821163.0
If you'd like to learn more about US history, A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn, available here, or Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen, available here, are both highly acclaimed and recommended for their accuracy.