President Trump Survives Senate Trial, Remains US President till 2021


The president of the United States, Donald Trump has survived the impeachment trial in the US Senate as he has been discharged and acquitted of the two charges against him.

His impeachment trial was based on the accusations that he abused power over his dealings with Ukraine and obstructed the US Congress.

Recall that the Democratic-led House of Representatives impeached the president based on these charges before the president was sent to the Senate for trial. But the number of Trump's Republican Party members in the senate overwhelmed that of the Democrats.

Hence, the tally for conviction fell far below the 67-vote threshold necessary for removal and neither article of impeachment garnered even a simple majority.

 The first article, abuse of power, was rejected 48 to 52, and the second, obstruction of Congress, was defeated 47 to 53.

President Trump almost got a 100% support from his party members if not for the betrayal of Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, who decided to go with the opposition party to remove Trump.

All that came to nought as the president got a sweet victory which can only be questioned at the poll when Americans file out to vote for or against his second term bid in November 2020.

Bearing any unforeseen circumstances, President Trump will continue as the President of the US till January 20th 2021 when his first term will officially come to an end.

And if he wins his second term bid in November this year, he will remain US President till January 20th 2025.

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