The former Republican president dismissed the trial as “yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country” in a publicly released statement on Saturday.
His comments capped off a stunning five-day trial in which House Democrats had sought to prove that Trump had incited a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 to delay the certification of U.S. President Joe Biden. The attack left five people dead.
“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,” the statement read.
“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!”
The U.S. Senate fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict Trump of inciting the riot in a 57-43 vote.
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