Trump Speech On Senate Impeachment Acquittal: Time, How To Watch, Livestream Remarks

President Donald Trump is expected to give a victory speech from the White House one day after the Senate acquitted him on both articles of impeachment,

On Wednesday, Senators voted to acquit Trump on the abuse of power and obstruction of Congress articles, 48-52 and 47-53, respectively. Only one Republican, Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, voted to convict Trump, siding with Democrats on the impeachment charge of abuse of power.

Following the vote, Trump posted on Twitter that he would be making a public statement on Thursday at noon from the White House to "discuss our country's victory on the impeachment hoax."

Trump's address is set to be streamed live on C-SPAN 2 both on television and its webpage. However, viewers will be required to log in with credentials from their television provider. Those who don't have valid credentials can still watch the speech live through the White House's YouTube page, which has a stream scheduled to begin at noon.

Convicting Trump on either or both of the articles would have required a two-thirds majority, or 67 votes. Reaching that threshold would have required the support of at least 20 Republicans.

Romney's casting a vote in favor of convicting Trump made him the first senator in America's history to support convicting a president from a lawmaker's own party.

"What he did was not perfect, no. It was a flagrant assault under electoral rights, our national security and our fundamental values," Romney said in a floor speech. "Corrupting an election to keep one's self in office is perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of one's oath of office that I can imagine."

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President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence look on in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. On Thursday, Trump is expected to give a speech about his Senate impeachment trial acquittal. Mark Wilson/Getty

In response, Trump took to Twitter to criticize the Utah senator.

"Had failed presidential candidate[Mitt Romney] devoted the same energy and anger to defeating a faltering Barack Obama as he sanctimoniously does to me, he could have won the election. Read the Transcripts!" Trump wrote early Thursday morning.

Ahead of Trump's speech about his acquittal, the president attended the National Prayer Breakfast. The annual event was established by President Dwight Eisenhower and occurs on the first Thursday of February. Before Trump was slated to deliver his remarks, attendees will hear from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for a "prayer for the poor and persecuted," according to The Washington Post.