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Trump campaign rips Washington Post reporter for 'Merry Impeachmas!' tweet: 'What a joke'

Trump campaign rips Washington Post reporter for 'Merry Impeachmas!' tweet: 'What a joke'
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"Merry Impeachmas from the WaPo team!" wrote Bade while having dinner and drinks after impeachment votes were cast in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. ⁦"@pkcapitol⁩ is buying ... w/⁦@karoun⁩ ⁦@seungminkim⁩ ⁦@mikedebonis⁩."

Trump's 2020 campaign manager, Brad ParscaleBrad ParscaleAides tried to get Trump to stop attacking McCain in hopes of clinching Arizona: report MORE, and the president's son  Eric TrumpEric TrumpHunter Biden blasts Trump in new book: 'A vile man with a vile mission' Sunday shows preview: Spotlight on Georgia voting law; lawmakers tackle gun violence, border surge Chicago hospital exec resigns after improper Trump Tower vaccine distribution MORE quickly criticized the tweet by Bade, who also serves as a CNN contributor, as an example of media bias.

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"Ladies & gentlemen, your fair and objective press corps in action! What a joke," Parscale tweeted. "Media needs to stop acting like they are 'impartial'."

Bade deleted the tweet hours later, saying it was "being misinterpreted by some as an endorsement of some kind."

A Washington Post spokesperson told The Hill that Bade was "off the clock" and wasn't celebrating impeachment.

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“The reporter who sent out this ill-considered tweet was celebrating being off the clock after a long day covering impeachment," the spokesperson said. "She wasn’t celebrating impeachment.”

The Hill has also requested comment from Bade, who joined the Post earlier this year after working as a reporter for Politico.

Updated at 10:22 a.m.