President Trump called impeachment “bullshit” in a wild, televised speech from the East Room of the White House on Thursday.
Trump ripped the recently closed impeachment process as “unfair” and complaining that the “witch hunt” started “from the day we came down the elevator… And it never really stopped.”
“Every time I say, ‘This is unfair, let’s go to court,’ they say, ‘Sir, you can’t go to court, this is politics.’ We were treated unbelievably unfairly. You have to understand, we first went through Russia, Russia, Russia. It was all bullshit,” Trump said.
“It was evil” he declared as he tore into the “dirty cops,” the “leakers and liars,” and his various political opponents. “It was a disgrace,” he said while commenting that, “I don’t know that other presidents would have been able to take it.”
‘It was all bullshit,’ says Trump — but yeah Pelosi is the one acting without decorum 🤔 pic.twitter.com/fgbZkDkeil
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) February 6, 2020
The profanity-laced rant was carried live by all major networks:
Trump's "bullshit" went out on all four broadcast nets, but three of them censored it in the closed captioning pic.twitter.com/WzbCDoEJx4
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) February 6, 2020
MSNBC’s Andrew Mitchell said that in her recollection, it was “the first time the word B.S., and he didn’t abbreviate it, was used in the east room in a formal presidential address.”
The President of the United States of America just said on national television that his impeachment was "bullshit." He is a disgrace to the office.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) February 6, 2020
Did this dude just say “it was all bullshit” while making an address from the White House? Yes, America, this is your president. How low we have gone.
— Dulé Hill (@DuleHill) February 6, 2020
The president also used the word "bullshit" from behind the lectern in the East Room of the White House.
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) February 6, 2020