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CNN's Cuomo promotes 'Dirty Donald' hashtag, hits GOP for 'loyalty oath' to Trump

CNN anchor Chris CuomoChris CuomoLast hurrah for the establishment media CNN's Lemon: Asking Biden, Harris about 'hypothetical' court packing 'not a legitimate question' California Republicans ordered to remove unofficial ballot drop boxes MORE referred to President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE as "Dirty Donald" on his show Friday night and sought to promote the hashtag on Twitter while criticizing Republicans' handling of the impeachment process.

Cuomo particularly went after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: McConnell says he would give Trump-backed coronavirus deal a Senate vote | Pelosi, Mnuchin see progress, but no breakthrough | Trump, House lawyers return to court in fight over financial records Progress, but no breakthrough, on coronavirus relief LGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress MORE (R-Ky.) for saying this week that he would be in "total coordination" with White House counsel on strategy for an impeachment trial that is expected to take place in January.

"It's not illegal, but there is another word that keeps seeming to fit so much what of this president and his pals do: 'dirty,'" said Cuomo, who has regularly criticized Trump.

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The host pointed to Trump's alleged payments to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, his comments regarding gender and diversity, and his refusal to release his tax returns.

"All of it, maybe not illegal, but just dirty. #DirtyDonald," Cuomo said on his show.

He also accused Republicans of upholding a "loyalty oath" to Trump.

"Once again, this president's pull on his party seems to trump all and the adherence to any oath doesn't seem to matter except the loyalty oath to him," Cuomo said.

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His comments come after the House Judiciary Committee on Friday advanced articles of impeachment accusing Trump of abusing his power in his dealings with Ukraine and obstruction of Congress in the impeachment inquiry.

If the Democratic-held House votes to impeach Trump, he will face a trial in the GOP-led Senate. Two thirds of the chamber, including at least 20 Republicans, would need to vote for his ouster in order for the president to be removed.

McConnell has said he expects Trump to be acquitted, telling Fox News this week that he believes there is "zero chance" the president is removed from office.