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Trump campaign gloats over acquittal with altered meme of Pelosi shredding speech

President TrumpDonald John TrumpPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Sunday shows preview: US health officials brace for post-holiday COVID-19 surge MORE’s reelection campaign gloated over the president’s acquittal with an altered meme of Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiClub for Growth to launch ad blitz in Georgia to juice GOP turnout Governors take heat for violating their own coronavirus restrictions Spending deal clears obstacle in shutdown fight MORE (D-Calif.) ripping the State of the Union address.

Trump’s campaign tweeted a GIF of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell halts in-person Republican lunches amid COVID-19 surge Biden and reproductive health rights Biden's Cabinet a battleground for future GOP White House hopefuls MORE’s (R-Ky.) face pasted on Pelosi’s body as she tore in half the State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

The post compares Pelosi’s reaction to the speech to McConnell’s inferred reaction to the articles of impeachment following the Senate’s vote to acquit the president. 

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“Here's what Cocaine Mitch thinks of the Articles of Impeachment,” the post reads. 

Trump campaign manager Brad ParscaleBrad ParscaleAides tried to get Trump to stop attacking McCain in hopes of clinching Arizona: report MORE said in a statement that Trump was “totally vindicated” with the Senate’s vote, predicting the impeachment will “go down as the worst miscalculation in American political history.”

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“The do-nothing Democrats know they can’t beat him, so they had to impeach him,” he said. “This terrible ordeal was always a campaign tactic to invalidate the 2016 votes of 63 million Americans and was a transparent effort to interfere with the 2020 election only nine months away.”

The Senate voted Wednesday to acquit Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, effectively ending the impeachment trial. The House impeached the president on these charges in December over accusations that Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine in the hopes of getting the country's president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to announce investigations into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Biden transition adds new members to coronavirus task force MORE, the president's political opponent.

Democrats pushed for additional documents and witnesses to be included in the trial, but the Senate rejected that plea last week. 

The reelection campaign’s tweet of the GIF references a nickname for McConnell that the Senate majority leader embraced after 2018 West Virginia Senate candidate Don Blankenship (R) labeled him “Cocaine Mitch” in a campaign ad.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyTop Republicans praise Trump's Flynn pardon Richmond says GOP 'reluctant to stand up and tell the emperor he wears no clothes' Sunday shows preview: Biden transition, COVID-19 spike in spotlight MORE (R-Calif.) also released footage of himself ripping the articles of impeachment following the Senate's official vote. 

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