Trump Loves These Morning Headlines

He shows off newspapers at National Prayer Breakfast
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2020 9:25 AM CST
Trump Loves These Morning Headlines
President Trump holds up a copy of "USA Today" with the headline "ACQUITTED" during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton on Thursday.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump plans to make a post-acquittal statement Thursday afternoon, but he couldn't resist celebrating the outcome of his impeachment trial in the morning at the annual National Prayer Breakfast. Soon after entering the room at the Washington Hilton, Trump held up the front pages of USA Today and the Washington Post with headlines declaring "ACQUITTED" and "Trump Acquitted," reports the Hill, which links to a video from C-SPAN here. Later, Trump blasted Democrats. "As everybody knows, my family, our great country, and your president has been put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people," he said, per the Washington Post.

However, he added, Republicans "had the wisdom, fortitude, and strength to do what everyone knows is right." Trump also appeared to take a jab at Mitt Romney, the lone Republican who voted against him. "I don't like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong," Trump said. And then, in an apparent shot at Nancy Pelosi, who has said publicly that she prays for the president, he added, "Nor do I like people who say, 'I pray for you,' when they know that that's not so." (Trump tweeted about remaining president for a while.)

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