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Trump Unloads at White House: 'We Went Through Hell'

President celebrates his acquittal, criticizes opponents going back to Russia investigation
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2020 11:59 AM CST
Updated Feb 6, 2020 2:22 PM CST
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President Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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(Newser) – President Trump lashed out at his impeachment foes and trumpeted his acquittal Thursday morning, and he kept up the themes during a public appearance in the afternoon at the White House. "This is not really a news conference," said Trump, per Politico. "It's a celebration." During the hour-plus event, he also called out his opponents as "some very evil and sick people." Coverage:

  • Strong words: One of the lines getting the most attention: "It was all bull----." Trump made the assertion as he ticked off a series of what he views as unfair attacks and investigations. "We first went through Russia, Russia, Russia," he said, before making his BS comment, reports the New York Post. The New York Times calls it a "rare presidential use of profanity on camera in the East Room."
  • A headline: "We went through hell, unfairly, did nothing wrong," said Trump. "But this is what the end result is," he said, holding up a copy of the Washington Post with a "Trump Acquitted" headline to sustained applause. "It's the only good headline I've ever had in the Washington Post," he said, joking that he might get it framed. Later: "Now we have that gorgeous word," per ABC News. "I never thought a word would sound so good. It's called 'total acquittal.'"

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