Former President Donald Trump made a name for himself as a self-made man. He ran his campaign the way he wanted, hired who he wanted to hire, and fired who he wanted to fire. He didn’t get embroiled in any of the political bull that pulls so many politicians into the muck and mire. Most importantly, he ignored who he wanted to ignore.
He was laser-focused on what he believed were the important issues facing America, and that caused him to also be focused on the American people. He never made any bones about his service to the American people being about the American people. It was, of course, fitting that the former president thanked most auspicious, the American people when addressing his impeachment acquittal.
The Boston Herald posted the president’s statement in full (behind paywall) addressing the Senate acquittal that was handed down in a 57-43 vote on Saturday.
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“I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth,” the former president said, launching his comments on the hotly debated trial.
“My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country.
“Our cherished Constitutional Republic was founded on the impartial rule of law, the indispensable safeguard for our liberties, our rights, and our freedoms.
“It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree. I always have, and always will be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate.
The former president then launched into a familiar argument, pointing out what he believes to have been his unfair treatment while in office (and now after he has left office.
“This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country. No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago.”
He then spoke to his biggest group of fans; the American people, thanking them again for not only their support but continued dedication to his campaign promises and belief in America:
“I also want to convey my gratitude to the millions of decent, hardworking, law-abiding, God-and-Country loving citizens who have bravely supported these important principles in these very difficult and challenging times.
“Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!
“We have so much work ahead of us, and soon we will emerge with a vision for a bright, radiant, and limitless American future.
“Together there is nothing we cannot accomplish.
“We remain one People, one family, and one glorious nation under God, and it’s our responsibility to preserve this magnificent inheritance for our children and for generations of Americans to come.
“May God bless all of you, and may God forever bless the United States of America.”