American president Donald Trump has, in few covert terms, appealed to the Democrats and other critics who have tried to oust him in recent months. But his party colleague, senator Mitt Romney, who was the only Republican to vote against the president yesterday, also got a kick out of it.
A triumphant Trump this morning at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC. On the morning after his acquittal in the impeachment process, the happiness of the president cannot be exhausted. Trump was indicted on both charges by a majority of senators, only Mitt Romney voted for one of the two charges against his own-party president. Romney is thus the first-ever senator to drop his president under his party in an impeachment process.
Without naming them by name, Trump focused his arrows this morning on Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives and gradually his greatest political enemy, and on Mitt Romney.
‘As everyone knows, my family, our wonderful country and your president have had to face a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people,’ Trump started his critics. ‘They have done everything to destroy us and, in this way, have particularly damaged our country. They know what they are doing is wrong, but they put themselves incredibly above our country,’ he described the scenario.
On top of that, the president doesn’t care that some of his opponents “use their faith as justification for something they know is wrong. Nor do I like people who say, “I pray for you,” even though they know that it isn’t.” With those religious references, Trump undoubtedly referred to both Pelosi – who has repeatedly said she is praying for Trump and also was present at the event – like Romney, who yesterday invoked his Mormon faith to account for his voting behavior.
Trump’s swipe was in stark contrast with the atmosphere of reconciliation that traditionally emanates from the inter-religious National Prayer Breakfast. The president will make another statement at 6 pm at the White House.