‘It was all bulls—’: Trump unloads after impeachment acquittal

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U.S. President Donald Trump holds a copy of The Washington Post in the East Room of the White House one day after the U.S. Senate acquitted on two articles of impeachment, on February 6, 2020 in Washington, D.C. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The president viciously attacks his perceived political enemies during a victory address at the White House.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday unloaded on his perceived political enemies, declaring that the investigations into him have been “all bullshit” in a sprawling and teleprompter-free address at the White House less than a day after senators acquitted him on two articles of impeachment.

Wednesday’s mostly party-line vote brought to a close House Democrats’ four-month effort to investigate and impeach Trump for allegedly withholding U.S. military aid from Ukraine to pressure its leaders to investigate Trump’s Democratic rivals.

But in declaring victory on Thursday, Trump started from the very beginning.

“You have to understand, we first went through ‘Russia, Russia, Russia,'” he told a packed and rowdy audience in the East Room of the White House, alluding to allegations his 2016 campaign coordinated with Russia to interfere in that year’s election.

“It was all bullshit. We then went through the Mueller report,” he continued, referring to special counsel Robert Mueller’s yearslong probe into those allegations, in addition to whether Trump obstructed justice in the investigation.

“This is really not a news conference, it’s not a speech. It’s not anything, it’s just — we are sort of — it’s a celebration,” Trump said of the day’s event.

“We went through hell, unfairly, did nothing wrong. Did nothing wrong. I’ve done things wrong in my life, I will admit. Not purposely, but I’ve done things wrong. But this is what the end result is,” he said, holding up a copy of The Washington Post, emblazoned with the headline: “Trump acquitted.”

“Honey, maybe we’ll frame it,” he joked. “The only good headline I’ve ever had on The Washington Post.”

The president hit a number of familiar characters in a speech that sounded at times like a redux of his comments in the wake of his post-Mueller victory lap last spring before turning to his defense of the events that brought him to the brink of removal from office.

Trump unleashed on Democrats, who he accused of scheming to bring him down since the moment he declared his candidacy for president. Trump also took a moment to attack an old adversary, former FBI Director James Comey.

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