President Donald Trump is striking a defiant tone in the wake of becoming only the third president in American history to be impeached.

Trump was hosting a rally in Michigan Wednesday night when the House approved two articles of impeachment that accuse him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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As expected, the House votes were mainly along party lines. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump's actions had given lawmakers no choice.

In a record-long two-hour rally speech, Trump told supporters that the effort against him was “illegal" and accused Democrats of demonstrating “deep hatred and disdain” for voters.

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