The far-left leaning Huffington Post, characterized President Trump’s acquittal victory speech as a “unhinged propaganda rally” Thursday.
President Trump praised his friend and allies, while torching his political enemies, leading to some hard feelings among the liberal media and Democrats.
In more than an hour of improvisational ramblings that appeared more like propaganda than a White House event, President Donald Trump on Thursday declared victory the day after Senate Republicans acquitted him in impeachment proceedings that were largely favorable toward him.
As the former reality television host walked to his lectern, he received a standing ovation while “Hail to the Chief” played, before launching into an unhinged riff targeting some of his favorite and most frequently mentioned subjects, listing them off in a Mad Libs-like frenzy.
The speech, which resembled his ad-libbed campaign rallies, was held in the East Room, typically reserved for more measured and sometimes somber official White House events.
“We had the witch hunt. It started the day we came down the elevator,” he said, referring to his campaign launch in June of 2015. “And it never really stopped.”
“It was evil, it was corrupt, it was dirty cops, it was leakers, it was liars, and no president should ever have to go through this,” he continued. “Dirty cops. Bad people.”
“We went through hell, unfairly,” Trump continued, after pontificating on various subjects, as he does at his campaign rallies. “We did nothing wrong.”
He then held up the front page of Thursday’s Washington Post, with the headline “Trump Acquitted.”
“It’s the only good headline I’ve ever had in The Washington Post,” he said of the newspaper, a frequent subject of his attacks against the media.
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In case you missed it, here is the full event so you can judge for yourself.