Donald Trump calls 'bulls**t' on Democrats' attacks
Donald Trump has thanked the Republican Party and his supporters for backing him during his impeachment trial, but the US President had a few choice words for his Democratic foes.
Mr Trump received a standing ovation at the White House the day after he was acquitted in his senate impeachment trial.
Meanwhile, Mr Trump slammed Senator Mitt Romney for breaking with his party and voting to convict him on one of the articles of impeachment at his Senate trial.
At the National Prayer Breakfast, Mr Trump hit out at Nancy Pelosi and Senator Romney, without mentioning the pair by name.
“I don’t like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong. Nor do I like people who say I pray for you when they know that’s not so. So many people have been hurt, and we can’t let that go on. I will be discussing that a little bit later at the White House,” he said.
Mrs Pelosi, a devout Catholic, has repeatedly said she prays for the president.
She was seated at the head table during Mr Trump’s remarks and shook her head at one point during them.
The New York Post reports that Mr Trump took to Twitter, again pointing out that Sen. Romney was the Republican candidate who lost to Barack Obama in 2012, calling the Utah senator a “failed presidential candidate.”
“Had failed presidential candidate @MittRomney devoted the same energy and anger to defeating a faltering Barack Obama as he sanctimoniously does to me, he could have won the election. Read the Transcripts!” Mr Trump wrote.
Sen. Romney voted on Wednesday to convict Mr Trump of abuse of power in his dealings with Ukraine, doing so because he said he pledged an oath to God to act impartially.
“I swore an oath before God to exercise impartial justice. I am profoundly religious. My faith is at the heart of who I am. I take an oath before God as enormously consequential,” he said on the Senate floor before the vote.
Mr Trump, who has maintained his innocence, was acquitted of the articles of impeachment brought against him by the full Senate.
Earlier on Wednesday, the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., posted a meme of Sen. Romney, calling him a “a p***y.”
Trump Jr. shared the image — which features Sen. Romney wearing “mum jeans” and the words “because you’re a p***y” — on Instagram and demanded Sen. Romney be booted from the Republican Party.
His father also shared the image suggesting he too wants to see Sen. Romney expelled from the Republican Party.
However, celebrities including Alyssa Milano and Bette Midler praised Senator Romney for his bravery in voting against the US President.