Trump celebrates acquittal calling impeachment trial the 'greatest witch hunt', Internet says 'he has no shame'

'Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun'


                            Trump celebrates acquittal calling impeachment trial the 'greatest witch hunt', Internet says 'he has no shame'
Donald Trump celebrated his impeachment acquittal in the senate (Getty Images)

Following his acquittal in the Senate on Saturday, former President Donald Trump thanked his lawyers and senators who voted against his impeachment in a statement. "I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth," he said. "My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country."

"This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our country. No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago."

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Twitterati didn't take too kindly to Trump's words. "If you're celebrating this, you're not an American. Period," read one of the comments. "This is shocking, now the people who threatened to kill people when breaking into the capital building think they are right!!!! So so wrong," read another. "Celebrate! He just had a dressing down for his conduct. He has no shame!" slammed one of the netizens.

A large group of pro-Trump protesters stands on the East steps of the Capitol Building after storming its grounds on January 6, 2021(Getty Images)

Fox news wasn't spared of the ire either. "Murdoch’s @FoxNews, @nypost and @WSJ have no understanding of what is a success or a failure. That can’t tell news from opinion, why would they be able to discern anything else?" one of the people opined. "Why would you encourage this lunacy? You (Fox News) are culpable. Good luck on your lawsuit...." seconded another. "Fellow Americans, stop watching, listening, reading to Fox “news” and save yourselves," a comment read.

Some felt it wasn't over for Trump yet. "Rest assured criminal indictments will be forthcoming for Donald Trump. He will not escape accountability for inciting his radical right base to commit the violent insurrection on our nations capital."



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

According to the site, Trump also chalked his political future. "Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun," he said. "In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!" 

Trump became the first president in the history of the US to be impeached twice. The second impeachment was initiated after the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. Trump, after months of false claims that he'd won the presidential election again, called a rally in Washington, D.C, where pro-Trump supporters gathered in hordes before they stormed and vandalized the Capitol. The FBI are still currently tracking some of the rioters with over 200 of them arrested for participating in the riots.

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