Trump: 'The collusion delusion is over'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails MORE on Thursday declared the "collusion delusion is over" at his first campaign rally since special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE concluded his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

"This has been an incredible couple of weeks for America. The economy is roaring. The ISIS caliphate is defeated 100 percent, and after three years of lies and smears and slander, the Russia hoax is finally dead," Trump said near the start of his remarks in Grand Rapids, Mich.

"The collusion delusion is over," he added, quipping that he "could’ve told you that two-and-a-half years ago."

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Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrPelosi releases 'fact sheet' saying Trump has 'betrayed his oath of office' Federal prosecutors interviewed multiple FBI officials for Russia probe review: report Mulvaney walks back comments tying Ukraine aid to 2016 probe MORE said in a four-page summary of Mueller's main findings that the special counsel's investigation found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. On the matter of alleged obstruction of justice, Mueller said he had neither exonerated Trump nor concluded that he had committed a crime, according to Barr.

Mueller's investigation implicated more than two dozen Russian nationals and entities, as well as six former Trump associates. Four have pleaded guilty as part of the probe, former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortNew York City lawmakers vote to close Rikers Island jail by 2026 Perry says Trump directed him to discuss Ukraine with Giuliani: report Cuomo signs measure allowing New York to press charges despite presidential pardon MORE has been convicted and sentenced and informal adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneJudge rules prosecutors can't show 'Godfather' clip at Roger Stone's trial Meet Trump's most trusted pollsters 3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 MORE is awaiting trial.

Trump has celebrated the special counsel's findings, and on Thursday told the crowd that it represented a "total exoneration" and "complete vindication."

He added that Mueller was no longer in favor with the Democrats who he suggested were hoping for a different conclusion.

“Robert Mueller was a god to Democrats, he was a god to them," he said. "Now they don’t like him much now.”

He pivoted a short time later to attack those who pushed for the investigation and raised allegations of wrongdoing, calling it an “effort to undermine our victory and sabotage the will of the American people.”

Trump slammed the media for its coverage of the investigation, and singled out Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails Trump urges GOP to fight for him House rejects GOP measure censuring Schiff MORE (D-Calif.) for maintaining there was evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

"The Democrats have to now to decide whether they will continue defrauding the public with ridiculous bullshit, partisan investigations, or whether they will apologize to the American people and join us to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, bring down the cost of health care and prescription drugs… help us fix our broken trade deals," Trump said.

He repeatedly singled out Democrats including Schiff and House Judiciary Chairman Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerDem committee chairs blast Trump G-7 announcement Top Democrat holds moment of silence for Cummings at hearing Barr to speak at Notre Dame law school on Friday MORE (D-N.Y.) for what he called "fraud" as well as certain members of the media for publicizing the Russia investigation, calling them a "group of major losers."

"Their fraud has been exposed and the credibility of those who pushed this hoax is forever broken and now they've got big problems," he said.

“They tried to divide our country to poison the national debate and to tear up the fabric of our great democracy,” Trump told the crowd. “They did it all because they refused to accept one of the greatest presidential elections, probably No. 1, in our history. ... The Russia Witch Hunt was a plot to illegally regain power by framing innocent Americans."

“Many, many people were badly hurt by this scam,” he continued. “But more importantly our country was hurt. Our country was hurt. And they’re on artificial respirators right now. They’re getting mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.”

-Updated 8:10 p.m.