Trump cheers his impeachment acquittal

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Former president Donald Trump has welcomed his second impeachment acquittal and says his movement "has only just begun".

Trump in a lengthy statement on Saturday thanked his lawyers and his defenders in the House and Senate, who he said "stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country".

He slammed the trial as "yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our country".

He told his supporters that "our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun" and he would have more to share with them in the months ahead.

While Trump was acquitted by the Senate, seven Republicans voted to convict him, making it the most bipartisan vote in the history of presidential impeachments.