Trump & Clinton's radically different acquittal responses

An apology… and a claim of victory. The stark contrast between Trump and Clinton's post-acquittal statements.

History on repeat

Trump is the first president who will run in a general election after an impeachment and acquittal — Andrew Johnson ran for the Democratic nomination after his impeachment and acquittal in 1868, but didn’t win, and Bill Clinton could not run after his impeachment and acquittal because of term limits.

Democrats felt forced to push for impeachment after Trump’s actions towards Ukraine became public

The latest impeachment process ended up with party-line votes, a result House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wanted to avoid. But there is little sign that voters have turned on Democrats. According to FiveThirtyEight, Democrats lead on the congressional generic ballot, about half of Americans support removing Trump from office and Trump remains fairly unpopular. A clear sign that the post-impeachment Trump is emboldened like never before as he barrels ahead in his reelection fight with a united Republican Party behind him. And it stood in glaring contrast to the apology offered by Bill Clinton in the aftermath of his own impeachment acquittal in 1999. Clinton said then in a White House address: “I want to say again to the American people how profoundly sorry I am for what I said and did to trigger these events and the great burden they have imposed on the Congress and on the American people.”

President Trump and his allies have been on a victory lap since the Senate acquittal

Triumphantly waving a newspaper front page — “ACQUITTED” — denounced his political foes, declared the impeachment proceedings a “disgrace” and portrayed himself as a victim rather than a president accused of serious corruption. That echoed broadsides hours earlier that stunned the crowd at an annual prayer breakfast. Trump had avoided talk of impeachment in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, holding his tongue until the Senate had cast its official acquittal vote. By the next day, he was already moving to use impeachment as a 2020 rallying cry.


02/06/2020 11:42 PMupdated: 02/06/2020 11:42 PM
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  • Kevin R.
    14 hours

    Clinton only apologized after he was caught lying.He didn’t do it because he was remorseful.

  • Dean C.
    16 hours

    It was a political parties witch hunt to get rid of a president they dont like to avenge the 2016 loss and to try to prevent a second loss on 2020 because they can't win. They are even stooping so low as to allowing illegals to vote. This same party is now seeking to allow illegals who commit rape on a child to not be deported and those who have been deported allowed to return at tax payer dollars. Bill called new way forward act

  • Jennifer R.
    21 hours

    It was Clinton who was caught with his private parts in the cookie jar and he would never have apologized if he hadn’t. In fact he denied (having sex with that woman), to the world (so he lied). At the very least Our President admits he has faults.

  • Jennifer R.
    a day

    🇺🇸Love our President🇺🇸 🇺🇸Trump 2020💕🇺🇸

  • Lawrence P.
    a day

    Boy we've really lower the bar on Presidential standards and expectations of the leader of the U.S.! Trump would never apologize to the American People for Anything, even if he got caught , red handed with his hand in the cookie jar. Very Very Sad , and unacceptable!!!

  • Tony C.
    a day

    Impeached for ETERNITY

  • Diane T.
    2 days


  • Barbara B.
    2 days

    👍👍👍👍👍trump 2020

  • Joey M.
    2 days


  • Falalu I.
    2 days

    The difference is more than clear

  • Yateen K.
    3 days

    Thank you Mr president for you celebrating the Great news. Clinton lol

  • SelvaKumaran V.
    3 days

    Trump Alfa male, great guy. Trump 2020

  • Donna B.
    3 days


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  • Donna B.
    3 days

    Donald Trump campaigned in 2016 on the premise that he is a good businessman and the best negotiator for the country as a justification for voting for him despite his lack of government experience. But of course he lied because if you look back at the record it shows that he filed bankruptcy numerous times in the nineties. Trump lost $1.17 billion between 1985 and 1994 according to 10 years of Trump's tax information obtained by the New York Times. This could be one of the biggest reasons why he does not want you to see his tax returns and financial records. This is also the reason why no banks in the United States would issue him loans because he is considered high risk customer. Four of his bankruptcies are listed below fact check by politifact. Bankruptcy 1: The Trump Taj Mahal, 1991 He funded the construction of the $1 billion Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, which opened in 1990. By 1991, the casino was nearly $3 billion in debt, while Trump had racked up nearly $900 million in personal liabilities. Bankruptcy 2: Trump Plaza Hotel, 1992 Trump acquired the Plaza Hotel in New York for $390 million in 1988. By 1992, the hotel had accumulated $550 million in debt. As a result of the bankruptcy, in exchange for easier terms on which to pay off the debts, Trump relinquished a 49 percent stake in the Plaza to a total of six lenders, according to ABC News. Trump remained the hotel’s CEO, but it was merely a gesture -- he didn’t earn a salary and had no say in the hotel’s day-to-day operations. Bankruptcy 3: Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts, 2004 Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts filed for bankruptcy again in 2004 when his casinos -- including the Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Marina and Trump Plaza casinos in Atlantic City and a riverboat casino in Indiana -- had accrued an estimated $1.8 billion in debt, according to the Associated Press. Trump agreed to reduce his share in the company from 47 to 27 percent in a restructuring plan. Bankruptcy 4: Trump Entertainment Resorts, 2009 Trump Entertainment Resorts -- formerly Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts -- was hit hard by the 2008 economic recession and missed a $53.1 million bond interest payment in December 2008, according to ABC News. After debating with the company’s board of directors, Trump resigned as the company’s chairman and had his corporate stake in the company reduced to 10 percent

  • Tommy B.
    4 days

    Trump 2020 ! Keep America Great !

  • Bones D.
    4 days

    There’s a Big difference! Bill lied and got caught with his pants down, Donald did nothing.

  • Xavier H.
    4 days

    Pig 🐷

  • Anthony W.
    5 days

    Clinton wasn't acquitted. BRUT showing two unrelated videos about two different subjects. Clinton was impeached, but allowed to serve the remainder of his term.

  • Gary T.
    5 days

    Brut can go straight to hell ,with there democrat agenda.trump 2020.