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Trump opens National Prayer Breakfast by waving around a stack of 'acquitted' newspaper headlines

President Trump is seemingly tying his impeachment acquittal to some higher power.

Trump made his first appearance after the Senate's impeachment trial wrapped up at Thursday morning's National Prayer Breakfast, an annual event that's supposed to transcend politics. But Trump mostly used it to brag about his recent acquittal, starting with him wordlessly waving around "acquitted" headlines as some of the audience cheered.

Trump did eventually turn to faith during his remarks at the breakfast — specifically, mocking his rivals for theirs. "I don't like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong," Trump said in a likely attack on Sen. Mitt Romney's (R-Utah) vote to convict Trump based on his "oath before God." "Nor do I like people who say, 'I pray for you,' when they know that that's not so," Trump said in a nameless shot at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who was sitting in the room.