- Though President Trump was acquitted of his impeachment charges at the Senate, he did not get the full support of his party
- Senator Mitt Romney voted in support of Trump's impeachment during the Senate's trial
- Reacting, Trump attacked Romney saying he could have won the 2012 presidential election if he had applied the same energy he devoted to impeaching him
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The president of the United States, President Donald Trump, has attacked Senator Mitt Romney for voting in support of his impeachment during the Senate's trial on Wednesday, February 5.
Despite belonging to Trump's party, the Republican party, Senator Romney voted to convict the US president on the impeachment charges filed against him.
With his action, Romney has emerged the first senator in the history of the US to vote to convict a president from his own party.
President Trump, apparently angry with the development, attacked Romney saying the senator could have defeated former President Obama if he had devoted the same energy he applied to vote against him when he contested the US presidency in 2012.
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Romney was the Republican presidential candidate in 2012.
Trump tweeted: "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!"
Heated reactions have greeted the US president's statement on Twitter:
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Angela Belcamino said: "Americans read the transcripts* and the majority supported the impeachment of Donald Trump. I stood with impeachment!"
Helen Aavik tweeted: "True. Romney laid down and lost the 2012 election. It was baffling.
Now he has purposely adopted the grossly flawed Schiff arguments & ignoried established facts and legal precedent.
He's either the smallest, most petty and pinched loser or someone is driving him.
Mary S Wood tweeted: "We all believed in Mitt and he betrayed the very people that once believed and supported in him. He is a Benedict Arnold."
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Christopher Johnson said: "And we knew Trump would be relentless on Romney. This is exactly why the GOP is terrified of Trump. Romney has balls of steel! @MittRomney, well over half this nation applauds you sir! Hell of a man to stand up against the corrupt crime family."
Meanwhile, President Trump has also announced that he will be making a public statement in reaction to his victory at the Senate.
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He said: "I will be making a public statement tomorrow at 12:00pm from the @WhiteHouse to discuss our Country’s VICTORY on the Impeachment Hoax!"
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