Donald Jr calls Mitt Romney 'a p**sy' while Ivanka and Eric celebrate Trump's impeachment acquittal
Both the president's sons, Donald Jr and Eric, posted on social media celebrating their father's 'victory' while daughter Ivanka was more measured in backing the Senate's verdict
President Donald Trump was acquitted of impeachment by the Senate on Wednesday, February 5, putting an end to a process that was officially launched on September 24 by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
While the Democrat-controlled House impeached the president in December, they could not get it through in the Senate which is dominated by Republicans. After the verdict came out, Trump's supporters and his family were ecstatic.
Trump had said during the initial stages of the impeachment inquiry that it was taking a toll on his family, Trump's two elder sons also came out in support of their father.
They supported him over allegations that he misused his power by pressuring the leadership of Ukraine to investigate his domestic rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter who had professional links with the East European nation in the past. After the president was acquitted, they wasted no time to get into the mode to celebrate.
Trump's second son Eric, for instance, posted a video of the legendary 'Rumble in the Jungle' fight of the 1970s showing as if it was his father evading his opponent's punches. Trump Junior, meanwhile shared a meme of Trump who "colludes with winning" soon after the Senate pronounced its verdict.
The 36-year-old Eric posted a tweet that included footage of the boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Geroge Foreman. Trump's head with a smile was superimposed over Ali as he skillfully avoided the opponent's punches. Foreman was shown by an arrow to be "Democrat".
Donald Junior, whose book 'Triggered' bashing the left came out a few months ago, posted a meme on Instagram showing the president wearing sunglasses with the phrase 'colludes with winning' written on it.
Also in a tweet featuring the meme, the 42-year-old also asked the Democrats to work for the people of America since the "impeachment hoax is over".
Trump 'rightfully' acquitted, feels Ivanka
Trump's daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump also reacted to the former's impeachment but in a more measured way. In a tweet, she said he has been "rightfully" acquitted and it is time for the US to move forward, together.
She also said that the president accomplished much and it was just the beginning. In a subtle dig at the Democrats, the businesswoman-turned-politician said the "factional fever and incoherent, ill-conceived process has finally ended."
Trump saved the tradition of America's impeached presidents' surviving the trial. After Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998, Trump is the third president to be impeached and like his predecessors, he also survived. The previous two presidents were Democrats, though.
Trump's aides worked overtime to protect him from getting impeached in the Senate despite the Democrats going all out. The Senate voted 52-48 to acquit him of charges of abusing power to put pressure on his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky in a phone call last July to probe the Bidens.
Donald Jr blasts Mitt Romney
Donald Jr also lashed out at Mitt Romney who joined the Democrats in voting to convict the president. In an Instagram post in which he posted a meme of the Utah senator wearing ladies' jeans, Trump's eldest son said Romney is "forever bitter" that he will never become the president.
"He was too weak to beat the Democrats then so he's joining them now," Jr said, adding that Romney should be expelled from the Republican Party. The words "because you're a p**sy" were written below the Instagram image of the 2012 GOP presidential candidate.
Donald Jr's emotions were, however, not shared by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who defended Romney and despite his surprise and disappointment, he still felt the 72-year-old Utah senator has been supportive of all the GOP has tried to achieve.
Also when asked how long Romney will be in the doghouse, the veteran leader said there are no dog houses and the GOP was concentrating on the next vote.