In a statement issued from his Mar-a-Lago home, Mr Trump said: “In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people.” Earlier on Saturday, US senators voted 57-43 in favour of impeaching the former President. Mr Trump had been charged with “incitement to insurrection” after an angry mob of his supporters forced their way into the Capitol building on January 6 after attending his political rally.
However, the votes fell some way short of securing a conviction, which requires a two-thirds majority of the 100 senators.
The 45th US President added: “”We have so much work ahead of us, and soon we will emerge with a vision for a bright, radiant, and limitless American future.”
He accused his Democratic opponents of breaking the law, of disrespecting law enforcement officers and being unable to tolerate view points different from their own.
He said: “I always have, and always will, be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honourably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate.”
Seven Republican senators voted with Democrats to convict Mr Trump.
These included Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse and Pat Toomey.
She said: “Donald Trump’s incitement of insurrection against our Democracy put Senators, Members of Congress, staff and heroic law enforcement officers in mortal danger.
“It is the most grievous constitutional crime ever committed by a president and is clearly deserving of conviction.”
She added: “I salute the Republican Senators who voted their conscience and for our Country.
“Other Senate Republicans’ refusal to hold Trump accountable for igniting a violent insurrection to cling to power will go down as one of the darkest days and most dishonourable acts in our nation’s history.”