Former president Donald Trump has expressed fury at what he called “a continuation of the greatest political witch hunt”, after the US Supreme Court ruled that a New York attorney could have access to the politician’s tax returns.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr has been fighting to secure copies of the financial records as part of an investigation into whether Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal received payments to keep quiet during the 2016 election campaign about alleged extramarital affairs they had with Trump.

Trump has denied the affairs and on Monday, the ex-president criticised the Supreme Court’s decision to let the “fishing expedition” happen.

Trump wrote in a statement: “Whether it was the never ending $32m Mueller hoax, which already investigated everything that could possibly be investigated, ‘Russia Russia Russia’, where there was a finding of ‘No Collusion’, or two ridiculous ‘Crazy Nancy’ inspired impeachment attempts where I was found NOT GUILTY.”

“It just never ends!”

He went on to add: “These are attacks by Democrats willing to do anything to stop the almost 75 million people (the most votes, by far, ever gotten by a sitting president) who voted for me in the election – an election which many people, and experts, feel that I won. I agree!”

Trump remains banned from Twitter but that didn’t stop it from quickly doing the rounds.

The “narcissistic” statement was broadly mocked on social media:

Trump concluded his comments by saying that he will “fight on”, despite “all of the election crimes” which he claims were committed against him.

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