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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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE's reelection campaign ripped Washington Post congressional reporter Rachael Bade for a since-deleted tweet that included a photo of four Post reporters with the caption "Merry Impeachmas" on Wednesday night after President Trump was impeached in two nearly party-line votes.

"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 ParscaleBradley (Brad) James ParscaleMORE, and the president's son  Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpGeorgina Bloomberg, Lara Trump unite for dog charity event House Democrats question Secret Service on payments to Trump properties Trump hotels charge Secret Service up to 0 per night while protecting him: report 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.