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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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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump 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 ParscaleBrad ParscaleAides tried to get Trump to stop attacking McCain in hopes of clinching Arizona: report MORE, and the president's son  Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpTrump has discussed possible pardons for three eldest children, Kushner: report Lara Trump mulling 2022 Senate run in North Carolina: report Juan Williams: Defeated Trump is in legal peril 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.