President Trump celebrated his Senate acquittal Thursday at a White House event that stretched more than an hour, expressing no contrition and calling Democratic leaders “vicious and mean” while portraying his impeachment as the continuation of scrutiny he has faced since he announced his run for the presidency in 2015.
“This is a day of celebration because we went through hell,” he said.
Shortly before he spoke, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) chided Trump for his comments lashing out at Democrats and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) at the bipartisan, multifaith National Prayer Breakfast. Romney was the only Republican to vote for Trump’s conviction.
●In historic vote, Trump acquitted of impeachment charges.
●Pelosi laces into Trump, defends tearing up his State of the Union speech
●Trump appears to swipe at Romney and Pelosi at the National Prayer Breakfast.