Former President Donald Trump on Saturday put out a celebratory statement on his acquittal at the hands of the U.S. Senate, declaring the MAGA movement has “only just begun.”
The Senate voted to acquit Trump in a 57-43 vote, with 7 Senate Republicans breaking with their party and voting to convict him for the Jan. 6 Capitol attack – far short of the 17 GOP votes needed for Trump’s conviction.
Trump offered his “deepest thanks” to the senators and House members who “stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred principles at the heart of our country.”
The ex-president also tore into Democrats, accusing them of “political vengeance” and an effort to “persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints” they disagree with.
Trump did not apologize for his role in the attack, instead casting himself as the victim of the “greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country,” and claiming “no president has ever gone through anything like it.”
Trump declared his Make America Great Again movement has “only just begun,” and said he has “much to share” wi