It's been one week since President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Republican-dominated Senate on both articles of impeachment against him.
All but one Republican—Senator Mitt Romney of Utah—voted to acquit the President.
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) claimed that impeachment taught Trump a lesson and that removal from office was too extreme.
In the week since Trump was acquitted, he's fired two officials who complied with subpoenas to testify on their knowledge of his Ukraine policy, praised Attorney General William Barr for overriding career prosecutors to secure a weaker sentence against his convicted former advisor, and attacked the judge and prosecutors involved with that case on Twitter.
Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perha… https://t.co/vqkkJAFZzf— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1581508380.0
Who are the four prosecutors (Mueller people?) who cut and ran after being exposed for recommending a ridiculous 9… https://t.co/f30uDSWYU2— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1581475515.0
Is this the Judge that put Paul Manafort in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, something that not even mobster Al Capone had to… https://t.co/cYiqFNRnT1— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1581472030.0
Democrats warned that Trump would only be emboldened by a Senate acquittal and it appears they were right: he hasn't learned a lesson.
But if that's too much conjecture for you, take his own word for it.
When asked what lessons he learned from impeachment, Trump returned to the talking points he's been spouting for years:
"That the Democrats are crooked. They've got a lot of crooked things going. That they're vicious. That they shouldn't have brought impeachment. That my poll numbers are ten points higher because of fake news like NBC, which reports the news very inaccurately, probably more inaccurately than CNN if that's possible. Uh, MSDNC...I think they're among the most dishonest reporters in the news."
The answer was only further confirmation that Trump learned all the wrong lessons.
@atrupar So he’s learnt less than nothing. Anyone surprised? Me neither.— Jay Lionel (@Jay Lionel) 1581540214.0
Lesson learned. The wrong one. https://t.co/kfDQ1moOs8— Nacho (@Nacho) 1581541235.0
@atrupar Incapable of learning anything, but he will always put the blame on someone else. He's learned how to do that really, really well.— JB (@JB) 1581540284.0
@atrupar It anything @realDonaldTrump learned that the #ComplicitCorruptGOPSenators will let @POTUS get away with a… https://t.co/rWHdJg8nh3— Nestor "the boss" Gomez (@Nestor "the boss" Gomez) 1581541513.0
@atrupar Did they really think he was going to learn a lesson ? I don’t think so— Jack Rosenberg 💐🇺🇲 🐝 (@Jack Rosenberg 💐🇺🇲 🐝) 1581540327.0
That’s not quite the lesson intended, @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/wR312fmWvB— YancyFaith (@YancyFaith) 1581540304.0
@atrupar Hey @SenatorCollins @lisamurkowski & @SenateGOP do you hear this...he thinks he did nothing wrong. You rea… https://t.co/dVWQ4DlIBf— United We Stand Divided We Fall ✍🏻 (@United We Stand Divided We Fall ✍🏻) 1581540566.0
For a deeper look into Trump's ineptitude, check out A Very Stable Genius, available here.