Former President Donald J. Trump once again called himself “the most persecuted person in the history of our country” at a rally in Wisconsin and complained that the extensive investigations and criticism of his actions “could only happen to me”.
Mr. Trump made the remarks Friday night in Waukesha, Wis., as he stood behind a podium emblazoned with the words “Save America.”
“We stand against some of the most threatening forces, entrenched interests and vicious adversaries our people have ever seen,” Trump said. “A friend of mine recently said that I was the most persecuted person in the history of our country. When I thought about it, I actually felt he might very well be right.
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“It could only happen to me,” he said. “Who has experienced something like this? Seriously?”
This isn’t even the first time Mr. Trump has told this story. In July, while speaking at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in Tampa, Florida, Mr Trump shared an iteration of this anecdote and claimed he was “always fighting these people who were trying to persecute me”. .
“I didn’t have time to think about being persecuted because I was fighting the persecution,” he told a crowd at the time. “Certainly there has been no politician or president treated as I have been treated.”
Mr. Trump was in Wisconsin to endorse local conservative candidates ahead of next week’s primaries. He lent his support to gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels, co-owner of the state’s largest construction company. Mr. Michels is running against Rebecca Kleefisch, who is backed by former Vice President Mike Pence.