(Tea Party PAC) – President Trump is breathing a sigh of relief after Wednesday’s historic impeachment vote left him acquitted of all charges, though for those of us who understand how the system works and how flimsy the case was against him to begin with, this did not come at all as a surprise.
Trump is so pleased with the outcome he put newspapers with headlines about his acquittal on full display during the prayer breakfast on Thursday morning. What makes this so darn hilarious is that the headlines are just mere feet away from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Pelosi led the impeachment charge against Trump, but also took a pretty big shot at him on Tuesday evening during the State of the Union address when she decided to rip up his speech right after it was delivered.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is payback.
Here’s more on this from Fox News:
President Trump proudly displayed two newspapers with blaring “Acquitted” headlines Thursday morning, waving them before a National Prayer Breakfast audience in his first appearance since he was declared not guilty in his Senate impeachment trial.
The president brandished the headlines mere feet from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., after both arrived at the breakfast.
Trump first picked up a USA Today newspaper and presented it before the audience. He then put it down and picked up a copy of Thursday’s Washington Post, which had a similar headline.
— Sean Feucht (@seanfeucht) February 6, 2020
He later addressed the audience and took some not-so-subtle swipes at Pelosi once more.
“I don’t 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. Pelosi had publicly said during the impeachment process that she and fellow Democrats were “prayerful” and that she prays for the president.
Trump also called impeachment a “terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people.”
For Trump, the moment was payback not only for impeachment but her conduct at the close of Tuesday’s State of the Union address.
Following his speech, Pelosi tore up the pages of the speech in full view of the cameras, shocking lawmakers.
The Senate, meanwhile, on Wednesday acquitted Trump on both articles of impeachment against him—abuse of power and obstruction of Congress—following a weeks-long trial.
In the final vote, all Democratic senators supported convicting the president of both articles, including swing-vote moderate Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Doug Jones, D-Ala. The only party defection was on the abuse of power charge from Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, who declared hours before the final vote that Trump had engaged in as “destructive an attack on the oath of office and our Constitution as I can imagine.” Romney, though, voted not guilty on the obstruction charge.
Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall in the room when Speaker Pelosi got the news that Trump was going to be acquitted. Surely she wasn’t foolish enough to actually think her little coup would actually work was she? This seems like a pretty big no-brainer.
Then again, was it really ever about actually impeaching Trump? Or was it about doing something to appease the Democratic Party and the base voters who wanted to see these folks take some sort of action to stop the president they loathe so much?
If we were to put money on it, it’d be that last option, but who knows, right?