On Thursday, President Trump went for a victory lap around the nation’s capital to celebrate his acquittal in the Senate. For five months, the Democrats had sought to impeach the president claiming that he had withheld aid to Ukraine until they dug up dirt on Joe and Hunter Biden. The Democrats were never able to prove their case that Trump had political motives by using taxpayer dollars to shakedown the Ukrainians, and he was then acquitted by the Senate on Wednesday.
Trump began the day by speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast at the Holiday Hilton. Nancy Pelosi was in attendance, sitting only four seats down from the president when he ripped into her. Trump told the crowd that “I don’t like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong, nor do I like people who say ‘I pray for you’ when they know that’s not so.”
He then opened fire on all the Democrats that sought to remove him from office: “As everybody knows, my family, our great country and your president have been put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people. They have done everything possible to destroy us and by so doing very badly hurt our nation. They know what they are doing is wrong, but they put themselves far ahead of our great country.”
Trump held up newspaper headlines that announced his acquittal, and he did the same thing later in the day at the next leg of his victory lap. In the East Room of the White House, Trump unloaded on his political rivals.
He told his supporters and staff that “you have to understand, we first went through Russia, Russia, Russia, it was all bulls**t. We then went through the Mueller report.”
He continued: “If they find I happened to walk across the street and maybe go against the light or something, ‘Let’s impeach him!’” Trump predicted, “I’ll probably have to do it again, because these people have gone stone cold crazy.”
Sadly, Trump’s prediction will probably be correct. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) has already suggested that the House Democrats will call former National Security Advisor John Bolton to testify and he has suggested in the past that the Dems would dredge up the Mueller Report and use it to impeach Trump again. They need to give up! They should just take the loss and move on to do more important things.
Trump then countered the Dems’ Ukraine impeachment narrative when he said, “They took that phone call that was a totally appropriate call — I call it a perfect call, because it was — and they brought me to the final stages of impeachment. But now we have that gorgeous word. I never thought a word would sound so good. It’s called total acquittal. Total acquittal.”
Never has a president of the United States appeared as happy to be impeached as Trump, and he has good reason to feel that way.
His approval rating is at an all-time high as a result of the impeachment inquisition and his electoral prospects are looking good according to recent battleground state polls. Add to that the recent report showing that the economy has gained another 225,000 jobs this past quarter, plus his well-received State of the Union Address, and it all adds up to a great week for the president—perhaps his most successful week in office so far. He also killed two more Al-Qaeda terrorist leaders, so that qualifies as a bonus.
This was arguably the best week of Trump’s presidency. He can thank the Democrats for this; without them, his stellar week wouldn’t have been possible.