President Donald Trump claimed "total acquittal" in his impeachment trial, saying the phrase was the most beautiful word he'd ever heard.
The president gloated about skating past impeachment and removal in the Republican-dominated Senate, and claimed that his impeachment trial ended with an exoneration.
"They brought me to the final stages of impeachment," Trump told a gathering of GOP allies. "But now we have that gorgeous word, I never thought a word would sound so good. It's called total acquittal, total acquittal."
Twitter users were quick to point out that was actually two words, and he was still impeached.
"Total acquittal" is two words, not one. And don't understand, Mr. President, how you can add that adjective when n… https://t.co/RPzxA53oo7— Michael McFaul (@Michael McFaul)1581011518.0
Trump says the "most gorgeous word" is "total acquittal." Those are two words.— Adam Klasfeld (@Adam Klasfeld)1581011433.0
Trump was impeached. Despite his delusional claims to the contrary, he did not get “total acquittal.” He still stands impeached.— JackiSchechner (@JackiSchechner)1581011464.0
Trump just called the result of his impeachment "total acquittal." But if he had faced an actual criminal jury, as… https://t.co/R2SkbP0Mt0— David Halperin (@David Halperin)1581011553.0
We come to that goregeous word. I never thought I would hear such a gorgeous word. Total acquittal. That 2 words, moron.— ginny (@ginny)1581012258.0
@FaceTheNation @realDonaldTrump OJ also had total acquittal but everybody knows the truth. https://t.co/ONHmvqsRyx— Rob K (@Rob K)1581012020.0
Total Acquittal* is a synonym for Impeached Forever.— Leslie - 33 to 46. 🇺🇲 (@Leslie - 33 to 46. 🇺🇲)1581011763.0
If I heard that correctly, "totalacquittal" is a new word. CNN— Charlie Currie (@Charlie Currie)1581011469.0
@ABCPolitics "Total acquittal" sounds as stupid as "very unique." P.S. acquittal does not equal innocent.— Margie Delez (@Margie Delez)1581012409.0
This “Total Acquittal” speech is full-on terrifying.— Patrick Tillmann (@Patrick Tillmann)1581012286.0