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Trump shows off acquittal headlines at National Prayer Breakfast

President TrumpDonald TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE boasted of his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial during an appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, showing off newspaper headlines that blared the news.

As Trump entered the room at the Washington Hilton and went to take his seat, he smiled and held up copies of USA Today and The Washington Post, each bearing headlines about the Senate's verdict.

Members of the audience laughed and applauded.

The Senate voted on Wednesday to acquit Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Republican Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyOn The Money: Tanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief | Relief bill tests narrow Democratic majority | Senate confirms Biden's picks for Commerce, top WH economist Romney released from hospital after fall over the weekend Kinzinger: Trump just wants to 'stand in front of a crowd and be adored' MORE (Utah) was the lone senator to cross party lines, voting to convict Trump for abuse of power.

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Attendees at the prayer breakfast included Vice President Pence, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthySome Republicans say proxy voting gives advantage to Democrats Wray says no evidence of 'antifa' involvement in Jan. 6 attack Republican rips GOP lawmakers for voting by proxy from CPAC MORE (R-Calif.), members of Trump's Cabinet and Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden coronavirus relief bill tests narrow Democratic majority Some Republicans say proxy voting gives advantage to Democrats Gun violence prevention groups optimistic background check legislation can pass this Congress MORE (D-Calif.).

Trump did not interact with Pelosi upon his arrival, though the Speaker stood and clapped as he walked in. Pelosi was seated on the opposite side of the podium from the president. The two were in the same room again two days after a tense State of the Union address.

At the conclusion of the president's speech Tuesday night, Pelosi picked up her copy of Trump's prepared remarks and ripped it up, an act that has dominated the conversation about the speech in Washington, D.C.

Morgan Chalfant contributed