President Trump is spending Christmas far away from the city where he was impeached last week. He’s at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, which he refers to as the “Southern White House.”
On his Twitter account, he wished everyone a “MERRY CHRISTMAS” and shared a video of himself and the first lady. “We say a special prayer for those military service members stationed far from home and we renew our hope for peace among nations and joy to the world,” he said in the video.
The president also used the day to tout the appointment of more conservative judges under his leadership, promote Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s new book, and share Fox News clips about the strength of the stock market and the state of the impeachment.
He tweeted: “187 new Federal Judges have been confirmed under the Trump Administration, including two great new United States Supreme Court Justices. We are shattering every record! Read all about this in ‘The Long Game,’ a great new book by @senatemajldr Mitch McConnell.”
Late on Christmas night, Mr. Trump tweeted and then deleted two tweets about impeachment, calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “Crazy Nancy,” and wrote that “Dems want to run Republican majority Senate.”
On Christmas Eve, the president attended church and was seen speaking at dinner with attorney Alan Dershowitz, whom he’s reportedly considering adding to his impeachment team. Dershowitz was an outspoken defender of the president during Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russian interference in the 2016 election, and also defended him in frequent Fox News appearances during the House impeachment inquiry.
The House and the Senate are currently in a stalemate over how to proceed with the impeachment. Pelosi said she won’t send the articles over to the Senate until it sets up fair rules for the trial, while the Senate is waiting on the House to pick impeachment managers first.