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Here is Trump’s first tweet since impeachment acquittal

President Donald J. Trump delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)
February 05, 2020

The Senate held a late-afternoon vote on Wednesday during which they acquitted President Trump of two articles of impeachment, and the president just released his first tweet since the decision.

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Without a caption, Trump posted a video featuring a Time Magazine cover showcasing a headline “How Trumpism Outlasts Trump” and “The Strength of His Support” alongside photos of Trump campaign signs for the years 2024 all the way to 2048.

The video increasingly zoomed in, showing additional Trump campaign signs well beyond 2048, increasing rapidly until it concluded with a sign, “Trump 4EVA.”

The tweet came less than 30 minutes after the Senate concluded its final votes on impeachment.

In another tweet, Trump announced he would be holding a press conference on Thursday to formally respond to the impeachment vote.

I will be making a public statement tomorrow at 12:00pm from the @WhiteHouse to discuss our Country’s VICTORY on the Impeachment Hoax!” he said.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted to acquit Trump on a vote of 48-52 on the first article of impeachment, “abuse of power,” with Utah Sen. Mitt Romney as the sole Republican to vote in favor of Trump’s conviction.

The second charge of “obstruction of Congress,” resulted in a vote tally of 47-53, with Romney voting not guilty.

The vote fell far short of the supermajority of 67 senators required to remove a president from office after an impeachment.

The first impeachment charge, for “abuse of power” came as a result of allegations Trump withheld $391 million in military aid to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate whether former Vice President Joe Biden pressured past Ukrainian officials to fire the prosecutor investigating his son’s Ukrainian oil company, Burisma.

While the House impeachment managers argued there was clear pressure by Trump against Zelensky, Trump’s defense team argued Zelensky and other Ukrainian government officials denied feeling pressured by Trump. The president’s lawyers also argued no link between an investigation and aid to Ukraine was ever officially communicated.

The second impeachment charge, for “obstruction of Congress,” came as a result of Trump’s resistance to House subpoenas for administration officials and documents. Trump’s defense team argued House Democrats failed to adjudicate their subpoenas and that Trump had a right to exert executive privilege and properly sought the opinions of the judiciary to render a verdict on whether his privilege claims were valid.