Brutal Video Compares Bill Clinton's and Donald Trump's Acquittal Speeches and They Couldn't Be More Different

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Former President Bill Clinton admitted to lying under oath about an affair with a 22 year old White House intern. He was impeached and acquitted, with all Senate Democrats and five Senate Republicans acquitting him on all articles of impeachment.

President Donald Trump withheld aid from a foreign ally on the condition that the country's president open investigations into his political rivals. Senate Republicans refused to hear firsthand witnesses with explosive allegations in the Senate trial. Multiple Senate Republicans condemned Trump's actions, but only one voted to convict him—the first time in U.S. history a Senator voted to convict an impeached President of his or her own party.

Though both Presidents were acquitted, a new video from The Recount is demonstrating just how differently the two men treated the outcome.


Watch below.

Clinton faced an audience of reporters and gave a two minute address, admitting his wrongdoing and expressing his contrition:

"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 the American people."

Trump addressed an audience of his Congressional supporters for over an hour, thanking each of his Republican defenders by name. As they cheered, Trump said:

"This is really not a news conference, it's not a speech. It's not anything, it's just — we are sort of — it's a celebration."

He continued:

"We went through hell, unfairly. I did nothing wrong. Did nothing wrong."

As he continued to ramble for over an hour, Trump brandished a newspaper with a headline announcing his acquittal on the front page, he lamented the so-called unfair treatment he's received, he called the Russia investigation "bullsh**t," imitated the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA), and claimed Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT)—the lone Republican who voted to convict him—was using his religion as a crutch.

Though both Presidents did wrong, only one was willing to admit it.

The differences were stark.







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