The president celebrated his victory against the Democratic Party’s relentless efforts to remove him from public office by displaying a newspaper headline confirming the outcome on Feb. 6.
President Donald Trump invited others attending the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington to share his joy in being cleared of two charges of impeachment from House Democrats.
Many members of the audience cheered and applauded when he showed a printed copy of USA Today with a lead article about his acquittal in the Senate trial. The president then waved a Washington Post newspaper with a similar headline despite being just a few feet from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) who was a key figure behind the impeachment inquiry.
“President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper with the headline ‘acquitted’ in front of Speaker Pelosi at the National Prayer Breakfast,” Republican candidate for California’s 3rd Congressional District Sean Feucht said on Twitter.
The pair have expressed their differences in a very public way, with the House speaker tearing up a hard copy of the president’s State of the Union address on national television because it was the “courteous thing to do considering the alternatives” according to Fox News.
Since the incident received international media coverage and drew harsh criticism from Republicans, she has scaled back her Twitter message to promise she will “never stop extending the hand of friendship to get the job done.”
She also claimed during the impeachment investigation that she and other Democrats were “prayerful” and pray for the president.
The president was not impressed and expressed his strong dissatisfaction with the House speaker’s unprofessional conduct.
“I do not like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong, nor do I like people who say ‘I pray for you’ when you know that is not so,” he said according to Fox News.
He was also unsatisfied with the Democrats using taxpayer money and government resources to try to overturn the outcome of the 2016 general election.
“[It was a] terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people,” the president said.
He hopes lessons will be learned from the entire impeachment process and that it will never again happen to another sitting president.
“I hope Republicans and the American people realize that the totally partisan impeachment hoax is exactly that—a hoax,” he said on Twitter. “Read the transcripts, listen to what the president and foreign minister of Ukraine said (‘no pressure’). Nothing will ever satisfy the do nothing, radical left Dems.”