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Trump knocks 'failed presidential candidate' Romney after impeachment vote

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE in an early morning tweet on Thursday ramped up his jabs targeted at Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyThe Memo: Five reasons why Trump could upset the odds Will anyone from the left realize why Trump won — again? Ratings drop to 55M for final Trump-Biden debate MORE after the Utah Republican voted to convict Trump on one article of impeachment in his Senate trial.

"Had failed presidential candidate @MittRomney devoted the same energy and anger to defeating a faltering Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump is cruising for a bruising State lawmaker Elizabeth Fiedler discusses the top issues for Pennsylvania voters Joe Biden's transit plan: Party like it's 2009 MORE as he sanctimoniously does to me, he could have won the election," the president said.

Trump then repeated a favorite talking point of his during the now-ended impeachment proceedings: "Read the Transcripts!"

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On Wednesday, Romney announced on the Senate floor that later in the day he would vote to convict Trump on the charge of abuse of power, one of the two articles of impeachment levied against the president.

Romney said in an Atlantic interview that while the decision was "the most difficult decision" of his life, Trump was "guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust." 

The 2012 Republican presidential nominee was the only GOP lawmaker to vote with the Democrats on either of the articles of impeachment. Trump was acquitted on both articles — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — Wednesday afternoon.

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Trump on Wednesday night also accused Romney of being a Democratic spy.