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Donald Trump celebrates impeachment acquittal by taunting Democrats with video

President Donald Trump celebrated his acquittal on two articles of impeachment Wednesday by taunting Democrats via Twitter.Just minutes after the Senate vote, Trump tweeted out a 30-second video of a Time magazine cover with the blaring headline: “How Trumpism Will Outlast Trump.” It included mock Trump campaign signs for the next several presidential elections.Trump announced he would make a public statement about impeachment from the White House at noon Thursday.Trump has talked with people for days about what he might say after acquittal, aides said.He even brought up the topic at a lunch with television anchors to discuss the State of the Union speech. One participant said he talked more excitedly about his impeachment speech than he did the State of the Union.Meanwhile, Republicans cast the Senate vote as an exoneration of Trump while Democrats accused the GOP-led Senate of refusing to hold the president accountable for his actions."The sham impeachment attempt concocted by Democrats ended in the full vindication and exoneration of President Donald J. Trump," White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement."As we have said all along, he is not guilty," Grisham said. "The Senate voted to reject the baseless articles of impeachment, and only the president’s political opponents – all Democrats, and one failed Republican presidential candidate – voted for the manufactured impeachment articles."Brad Parscale, manager of Trump’s re-election campaign, said in a statement that Trump has been “totally vindicated” and that it’s time “to get back to the business of the American people.”“The do-nothing Democrats know they can’t beat him, so they had to impeach him,” Parscale said, arguing that Trump’s re-election campaign has gotten bigger and stronger as a result of impeachment.“This impeachment hoax will go down as the worst miscalculation in American political history,” he said.What's next?:The trial is over; Trump won. Now get ready for the political fallout.On Twitter, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway expressed her reaction to the vote with the hashtag “#AcquittedForever.”The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., suggested that now that impeachment is over, “maybe Democrats can actually come to the table and try to do some work for the American people for a change.”“But I won’t hold my breath,” he added.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., criticized the Senate verdict, saying Trump and Senate Republicans "have normalized lawlessness and rejected the system of checks and balances of our Constitution."Our Founders put safeguards in the Constitution to protect against a rogue president," Pelosi said. "They never imagined that they would at the same time have a rogue leader in the Senate who would cowardly abandon his duty to uphold the Constitution."Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Trump’s Democratic opponent in the 2016 campaign, noted that Republican senators pledged an oath at the start of the impeachme

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