There has been an awful lot written and said about President Donald Trump's victory lap following his acquittal in the flimsy impeachment case brought against him by Democrats still smarting over the fact that he won the election more than three years ago. Too bad!

Some of the talking heads have suggested that Trump should have been more contrite, like Bill Clinton when senators decided to spare us a constitutional crisis by not kicking him out of the White House. Clinton, you may recall, apologized to his family and the nation. Trump offered no apology and called the whole affair "bulls---," which it was.

See, the difference between Clinton and Trump is that Clinton did what he was accused of doing and acknowledged as much. He lied to the country and the Congress under oath. Trump was impeached simply to make Democrats feel better about losing. He has nothing to apologize for. The Clinton impeachment was a bipartisan affair. The impeachment of Trump went entirely along party lines, except for Mitt Romney, who still believes he and not Trump should be president.

After what he has endured for almost four years, Trump has every right to crow. From the fake news media, the Russia hoax, the Democrat-bought-and-paid-for Steele dossier, the Mueller report, Ukraine-gate, phony impeachment hearings and more, Trump has survived it all and has emerged even stronger. Oh, but wait – Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff are promising even more.

Trump has every right to pound his chest and take a victory lap. Anyone offended by it can pound tar. Just think, it's only five more years until Trump is gone. Then you will finally be rid of him, but on his terms and not yours. And oh yeah, I hear Ivanka is waiting in the wings. Rip that one up, Nervous Nancy!

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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