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Trump Says He Wouldn't Still Be In Office If He Hadn't Fired Comey


“Had I not fired James Comey, who was a disaster by the way, it’s possible I wouldn’t even be standing here right now,” Trump said.

He also complained about the investigations into him and his campaign.

“And we were treated unbelievably unfairly, and you have to understand we first went through Russia, Russia, Russia,” he said. “It was all bullshit.”

Trump went all over the place with his speech, clearly feeling vindicated and unbound after Republican senators voted to acquit him the two House impeachment articles charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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