Breaking: Trump acquitted in US Senate impeachment trial

Breaking: Trump acquitted in US Senate impeachment trial

- The US Democrats' efforts to get President Trump impeached has failed '

- The Senate on Wednesday, February 5, acquitted Trump on the two impeachment charges preferred against him

- With the conclusion of the Senate's trial, Trump remains the US president and he is already on the move for re-election

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has been acquitted by the Senate on impeachment charges preferred against him on Wednesday, February 5.

CNN reports that the Senate acquitted Trump on both articles of impeachment, that is, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Legit.ng gathers that the Senate voted 52-48 to acquit Trump on the charge of abuse of power while they voted 53-47 to acquit him on the charge of Congress obstruction.

With the conclusion of the Senate trial, President Trump remains the US president and he is already on the move to be re-elected in November 2020.

Breaking: Trump acquitted in US Senate impeachment trial

Trump acquitted in US Senate impeachment trial. Photo credit: The Atlantic
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In his earlier reaction to his impeachment by the US House of Representatives, President Trump said the action of the lawmakers was actually targeted at the Americans.

Trump also described his impeachment as an attempted coup by the Democrats.

In a tweet displaying a 'white and black' single photograph and a message, released around 4.49 am Nigerian time, Trump said: "In reality, they are not after me, they are after you. I'm just in the way."

While also reacting before a group of Americans, Trump described the Democrats as the ones bringing pains and suffering upon the people because of their selfish desires. He accused them of endangering America's democracy.

In other news, just as the US' lawmakers applauded Trump after delivering his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, February 4, the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, ripped the statement handed over to her by the president.

Pelosi's action came after Trump turned around to shake hands with the lawmakers seated behind him but snubbed the speaker who offered him a handshake.

The speaker in what appeared to be savagery, tore the statement she received from Trump into half while others applauded.

Also, Trump who appeared not to have noticed Pelosi's action joined the lawmakers and those present to clap as he stepped down from the podium where he gave the speech.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Pelosi and some other US lawmakers had started plans to reverse the visa ban on Nigeria and five other countries by President Trump.

Pelosi said she views the ban as discriminatory because it reportedly has a religious undertone.

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