Witches Want Trump To Stop Calling The Russia Investigation A "Witch Hunt"

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Because it's definitely not

Witches are offended about the fact that Donald Trump continues to call Robert Mueller's investigation into possible (at this point, probable) Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election a "witch hunt." In an interview with The Daily Beast, a community of witches called his comparison "deeply problematic" and "hurtful."

Trump has called the Mueller investigation a "witch hunt" upwards of 60 times on Twitter alone, and people who actually practice witchcraft, such as author Kitty Randall, say that actual witch hunts have left a "traumatic emotional imprint" on today's witches. "To have him compare his situation to the worst period in our history is just infuriating," Randall said.

David Salisbury, a lead organizer at Firefly House, a witch community based in Washington, D.C, notes that Trump's use of the phrase isn't the only problem: It's also hurtful because his morals, or lack thereof, are in direct opposition to the witch community's. The witches who spoke to the Daily Beast say that "most contemporary witches are feminists and support other marginalized groups," so, as Salisbury says, "it is particularly horrifying because many modern practitioners of witchcraft devote their lives to seeking compassion and justice."

Besides, says Randall, there is no rightful comparison to make. "If Mueller's investigation were truly a 'witch hunt,' then Donald Trump would be hanging naked from chains in a cold barn somewhere, being tortured into admitting his pact with Satan, before being burned at the stake," she says. "Instead he's golfing at Mar-a-Lago." Word.

Some witches (including Lana Del Rey) have resorted to spell-casting, and there is a ritualistic binding hex being placed on the president each month. Similarly, there was a hex on Brett Kavanaugh earlier this year. Randall doesn't think Trump needs any hexing, though, noting that he's "in the middle of a process of self-destruction," and that "no self-respecting coven would have him."

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Delevingne shared why they chose now

Last week, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson officially confirmed the rumor that they're dating, with Delevingne posting an Instagram video of the two of them kissing. Now, in a new interview, she revealed why they confirmed the rumors. Basically, it was in celebration of Pride.

In the interview with E! News at the TrevorLIVE Gala, Delevingne was asked why the pair chose this moment to take their relationship public, and she answered: "Because it is Pride, it's been 50 years since Stonewall happened, and I don't know... It's been just about our one year anniversary so, why not?"

Why not, indeed? Delevingne also said that the kissing video was "just a little something," which makes sense. After all, the couple were recently spotted lugging around a kinky sex bench, so some simple kissing must feel pretty elementary.

At the Gala, Delevingne shouted out Benson during her speech too, though not by name. "I also have another very special woman in this room to thank and you know who you are," she said. "She's one of the people who help me love myself when I needed it most and I really needed it. She showed me what real love is and how to accept it, which is a lot harder than I thought." I'm swooning.

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