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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichael Flynn transcripts reveal plenty except crime or collusion 50 people arrested in Minneapolis as hundreds more National Guard troops deployed Missouri state lawmaker sparks backlash by tweeting 'looters deserve to be shot' MORE’s reelection campaign gloated over the president’s acquittal with an altered meme of Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi calls Trump's decision to withdraw US from WHO 'an act of extraordinary senselessness' House Democrats unveil measure to condemn police brutality The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Rep. Khanna says President Trump threatening violence against US citizens; Trump terminating relationship with WHO MORE (D-Calif.) ripping the State of the Union address.

Trump’s campaign tweeted a GIF of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSchumer to GOP: Cancel 'conspiracy hearings' on origins of Russia probe Overnight Health Care: Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with WHO | Cuomo: NYC on track to start reopening week of June 8 | COVID-19 workplace complaints surge 10 things to know today about coronavirus 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 ParscaleBradley (Brad) James ParscaleMORE 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 BidenTrump campaign launches Asian Pacific Americans coalition Biden: 'More than one African American woman' being considered for VP Liberal group asks Klobuchar to remove herself from VP consideration because of prosecutorial record 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 McCarthyHillicon Valley: Trump signs order targeting social media legal protections | House requests conference with Senate after FISA vote canceled | Minneapolis systems temporarily brought down by hackers House punts on FISA, votes to begin negotiations with Senate Rep. Banks launches bid for RSC chairman MORE (R-Calif.) also released footage of himself ripping the articles of impeachment following the Senate's official vote. 

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