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Trump Vents About ‘$20 Million Witch Hunt’ After Gulf-Ties Story

Ros Krasny, Billy House
Trump Vents About ‘$20 Million Witch Hunt’ After Gulf-Ties Story

President Donald Trump reacted angrily to a report that his campaign was offered help by two Middle Eastern countries in the run-up to the 2016 vote, deriding a “soon to be $20,000,000 Witch Hunt” in a series of Twitter messages. It was the president’s first response to a New York Times report on Saturday that an emissary from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates met with members of Trump’s team, including his eldest son, at Trump Tower in New York about three months before the election, offering to help the billionaire developer win. The Times “has done a long & boring story indicating that the World’s most expensive Witch Hunt has found nothing on Russia & me so now they are looking at the rest of the World!” the president told his 52 million Twitter followers in the first of six tweets.