Donald Trump Speaks Out After Impeachment Acquittal | 22 Words

Former president, Donald Trump, has been acquitted for the second time and now he has spoken out after the verdict...

The shocking news comes just a month after the horrifying scenes of the Capitol Riots.

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As we all have heard by now, pro-Trump rioters broke into the Capitol building on January 6th and wreaked havoc among the lawmaker's area.

And, while the perpetrators are still being brought to justice...

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A lot of people believed that the man that was accused of inciting the violence would be too. However, after a vote, Trump managed to avoid facing trial again.

Of course, he has a lot to say about it. Keep scrolling to find out exactly how he feels after the situation.

Now, this is not the first time claims about "violence" and "hatred" have come about.

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Throughout his entire reign as President of the United States, the business tycoon was constantly called out for his controversial behavior.

From a temporary travel ban on Muslims entering and leaving the U.S. and banning transgender people from the military...

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The man really knew how to spark global outrage.

And in 2019, he paid the price for it.


Trump underwent an impeachment trial on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

And even though the Senate acquitted Trump of these charges on February 5, 2020, the impeachment left a nasty stain on the president's reputation.

And, to make things even worse...

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Shortly after the impeachment charges were dropped, the world was hit by the coronavirus pandemic which Trump went on to handle awfully.

The people of America were left grieving and feeling angry...

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But of course, this didn't stop him from running as president for a second term in last year's 2020 elections.

Trump's presidential campaign was as chaotic as we'd all expected...

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And in comparison to Democratic candidate Joe Biden's toned-down campaign, Trump seemed to be desperately grasping at straws.

He was clearly in panic mode...

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And right up until November 3rd, when the votes started to get counted, Trump continued to spread lies about Biden and his campaign team in a desperate bid to be reelected.

But these efforts were to little avail.

On November 7th, it was confirmed that Joe Biden had won the election by amassing 284 electoral college seats to Trump's 214.

But Trump's refusal to concede to Biden only poured more fuel on his army of angry supporters...

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And this lead to the shocking scenes at the U.S Capitol building on January 6th.

At a "Save America" rally held in Washington D.C, the president encouraged his supporters to "fight for their country"...

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Which lead to thousands of them flocking to the Capitol building and breaking in to cause total and utter havoc.

Chants could be heard saying, "Stop the steal!"...

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And terrifying scenes soon started to unfold, with angry rioters looting personal and valuable items from the offices and chambers as members of Congress were quietly evacuated from the building.

It was history in the making...

And it was also, undeniably, the biggest security breach our country has faced since 9/11.

Trump eventually issued a series of small tweets asking for his supporters to simply "go home"...

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And he down-right refused to take any responsibility for the riot, despite him being the one who encouraged his supporters to literally "fight back" earlier that day.

This lead to him being suspended indefinitely from all major social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

Of course, we all know how much Trump loved Twitter, so this was a huge deal.

But, along with the social media ban, Trump's lack of concern over his supporter's violence got Congress talking...

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And Nancy Pelosi, along with many other members of Congress, began to prepare a vote to impeach Trump over his role in the riots.

And even though the then-Vice-President Mike Pence refused to invoke the 25th amendment, which is what would have removed Trump from office immediately...

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The votes spoke loud and clear.

Trump was officially impeached... Again.

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It was announced that the House had voted on an article of impeachment that accuses Trump of "incitement of insurrection", with 10 republicans reportedly supporting the move.

Trump became the first president in history to be impeached twice.

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The final vote was 232-197, as per The Guardian.

Trump issued a video speech addressing the initial impeachment.

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"As I have said, the incursion of the US Capitol struck at the very heart of our Republic. It angered and appalled millions of Americans across the political spectrum," he said. "I want to be very clear. I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week. Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement."

He continued:

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​"Making America great again has always been about defending the rule of law, supporting the men and women of law enforcement, and upholding our nation's most sacred traditions and values."

"Mob violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for."

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And it seems as though his pleas worked, as the former president was acquitted yet again in the shortest impeachment trial the US has ever seen.

Even after new footage of the horrifying riots were used against him, the overall votes lacked the majority so the Senate could not go forward with the impeachment.

In the end, only 7 Republicans voted against him, which led to the total standing as 43-57.

After the acquittal, Trump spoke out again to thank his lawyers for all their hard work.

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"I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth."

He continued:

"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."

But the truly shocking part came at the end, where he said the movement had only just begun...

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

He also added this:

"We have so much work ahead of us, and soon we will emerge with a vision for a bright, radiant, and limitless American future," he said. "Together there is nothing we cannot accomplish."

So, it looks as though this isn't the last we've heard of Donald Trump...

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