Donald Trump celebrates his acquittal in anger at the annual national prayer breakfast on Thursday in Washington. Trump holds a copy of USA Today with the banner headline of his acquittal at the annual National Prayer Breakfast
The votes were 52 to 48 on the first charge and 53 to 47 on the second charge on Wednesday. These failed far short of the supermajority needed for conviction. Republican knew his guilty but his conduct wasn’t impeachable.
While celebrating at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, Trump said, ” As everybody knows, my family, our great country and your president have been put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people. They have done everything to destroy us and by so doing very badly hurt our nation.”
Rather emboldened by the acquittal, but in his usual outspoken way, Trump picked the microphone and disagreed with Arthur Brookes, a Harvard professor who in his keynote address urged those who gathered to “Love your enemies.”
Donald Trump said, ” I don’t agree with you. 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.”
Nancy Pelosi was seen shaking her head at various points during Trump’s remarks. She offered a prayer earlier for the poor and persecuted during the National Prayer Breakfast.
Many speculated Trump’s anger was directed at the speaker and Mitt Romney who was the only Republican that voted for Trump’s removal.