U.S. and international front page as Trump becomes first president to be impeached twice
American newspapers reacted Thursday morning to the historic second impeachment of Donald Trump.
On Wednesday afternoon, the House voted to impeach President Trump for the second time, after representatives also voted in favor of the measure in 2019 related to his relationship with Ukraine. He was acquitted by the Senate of the first charge in early 2020.
Impeachment proceedings were initiated after a crowd of pro-Trump rioters violated the Capitol building on Wednesday, January 6, prompted by Mr. Trump during a rally he organized nearby . Five people died and many more were injured in the riots.
President Trump instigated the riot by urging his supporters in the crowd to “come down to Capitol Hill,” adding, “You have to be strong, and you have to be strong. “
In the aftermath of the historic vote, American newspapers almost universally led with the president’s second impeachment, with The New York Times simply title: “IMPEACHED”.
The Times caption read: “Trump, after instigating ransacking of Capitol Hill, is first US president to face second Senate trial,” while an image of National Guard troops sleeping in Capitol Hill was chosen for the first page.
The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, News day and the Houston Chronicle all conducted with “Trump Impeached Again”, while the Chicago Tribune decided to “dismissed again”.
Most U.S. newspapers led with an image of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, signing the articles of impeachment against Mr. Trump, or a photo of her presiding over debates on Wednesday afternoon.
the Los Angeles Times led by “Trump impeached for a second time”, and underlined in his caption that “10 Republicans join reprimand for ‘inciting insurgency'”.
Seattle weather also focused on the 10 Republican representatives who voted for impeachment.
the New York Post, who posted favorable coverage of Mr. Trump throughout his tenure, instead focused on National Guard troops stationed on Capitol Hill, with the headline: “BUNKER HILL.”
Despite near universal attention in the United States, coverage of the President’s impeachment was not covered in the majority of British newspapers on Thursday morning, but was the focus of The I and The independent.
The I opted for “Impeached Again” for its title and used an image of Ms Pelosi on its front page, while The independent led with a photo of National Guard troops sleeping beside the headline: “Troops march out on Capitol Hill as House votes to impeach Trump again.”
Die welt in Germany led with an image of troops sleeping in the Capitol and focused on Mr. Trump’s impeachment on Thursday, while France The world leads on to the historic nature of him becoming the first US president to be impeached twice.