The mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, is speaking out after President Donald Trump compared his impeachment inquiry to the Salem Witch Trials.
“Learn some history,” Mayor Kim Driscoll, a Democrat, said in a tweet, adding the victims in the Salem trials of 1692 were “hanged or pressed to death” despite absence of evidence and being “powerless.”
Driscoll’s tweet came after Trump said of the impeachment inquiry that “More due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials” in a scathing letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Nineteen people accused of practicing witchcraft were killed during the hysteria in Salem in 1692. Driscoll said the president’s comments are offensive to the victims and their relatives.