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After being acquitted of the impeachment charges against him earlier in the week, President Trump apparently wanted to remove those who gleefully took part in the Democratic Party’s attempt to remove a duly elected president from office. Despite the fact they served at the pleasure of the President, all three of the broadcast networks were aghast that Trump would fire National Security Council Ukraine expert Alexander Vindman, his twin brother, and European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland.
“President Trump is striking back, firing Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council Ukraine expert who testified against him in Congress,” announced CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell in a dire tone. “And this comes just two days after the President's acquittal in the Senate, and it’s raising questions about who's next on the President's list”
CBS White House correspondent Paula Reid huffed that the firing came “just hours after President Trump revealed he still holds a grudge against the star impeachment witness.” She then played this soundbite of Trump: “Well, I'm not happy with him. You think I’m supposed to be happy with him? I'm not.”