After the Senate voted to acquit the president on Wednesday, it wasn’t surprising that Mr. Trump boasted about it later, taking every advantage to make it look like he was never guilty of anything.
Trump told a gathering of his Republican allies:
‘They brought me to the final stages of impeachment, But now we have that gorgeous word, I never thought a word would sounds so good. It’s called total acquittal, total acquittal.’
Twitter users fiercely mocked him:
Hopefully, if Trump learned one thing from Twitter on Thursday is that “total acquittal” is two words. Apparently, math isn’t a strength for the man with the 5th grade vocabulary either.
According to NBC News:
‘In a disjointed, freewheeling speech from the East Room of the White House, the president railed at his adversaries, repeatedly going after former FBI director James Comey, and celebrated his triumph in the Senate trial, waving around a copy of The Washington Post with the headline “Trump Acquitted.”‘
About the investigations, Trump said:
‘It was evil, it was corrupt, it was dirty cops, it was leakers and liars.’
However, Trump could not brag that bipartisan vote he wanted, something he strongly hoped for and that the White House was expecting him to celebrate. No Democratic senators broke ranks and one Republican, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), voted to convict Trump of abuse of power. This absolutey infuritated the president.
On Wednesday, Romney said:
‘I swore an oath before God to exercise impartial justice. Does anyone seriously believe I would consent to these consequences other than from an inescapable conviction that my oath before God demanded it of me?’
He also said that he was sure he would hear “abuse from the president and his supporters” over his decision.