The US House of Representatives voted to formally impeach President Donald Trump. The embattled Trump said the action by the lawmakers is actually targeted at ordinary Americans.
Trump also described his impeachment as an attempted coup by the Democrats.
In a tweet displaying a black and white single photograph and a message, Trump said: "In reality, they are not after me, they are after you. I'm just in the way."
While also reacting before a group of Americans, as reported by Aljazeera, Trump described the Democrats as the ones bringing pain and suffering upon the people because of their selfish desires. He accused them of endangering America's democracy.
Americans have had sharply divided opinions about Trump's impeachment and what it means for the country and its democracy. Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Trump took to Twitter to ask people from across the world to pray for him.
In her reaction, @real_defender said: "The Democrats are celebrating impeachment today, however, we will be celebrating the Senate’s acquittal of Trump and Trump’s re-election in 2020."
Allen Sutton replied: "The Democrat impeachment demonstrably proves one thing; Democrat leaders and their supporting members of congress, are monstrous liars; and this party should be abandoned by every honest citizen in this country."
Trump becomes the third American president to be impeached. Although Richard Nixon also faced impeachment, he opted to resign rather than face a trial in the Senate.
It was earlier reported how Trump was impeached by the members of the US House of Representatives who voted 230 in favour of removing him against 197 who were against the action.
Trump is widely expected to easily survive the Senate trial. The Senate is controlled by the Republican Party and a two-thirds supermajority is needed to remove Trump from office, something very few experts believe is possible.
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