In New Hampshire, the president derided congressional Democrats for their unsuccessful attempt to remove him from office.
President Donald Trump on Monday energetically mocked his Democratic adversaries during a campaign rally, his first since the Senate acquitted him on two articles of impeachment less than a week earlier.
Speaking in Manchester, N.H., only hours before the state kicks off the first primary in the country, the president delivered a familiar performance in which he derided congressional Democrats for their unsuccessful attempt to remove him from office. From Senate Democrats to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Trump threw names out to a crowd that, in return, booed and repeated derisive chants against his foes.
The rally was also the first since the president’s State of the Union address at the Capitol, where Trump and Pelosi displayed a theatrical tête-à-tête withhandshake snubs, scoffs and a torn-up speech last Tuesday. The address before Congress was one seemingly made for television, featuring many of Trump’s regular boasts and a dash of showmanship — a display that Democrats derided as cheapening a sanctified ceremony.