US President Donald Trump held up a copy of The Washington Post with the headline "Trump acquitted" before taking aim at his political rivals in a speech at the White House.
He also called a three-year long "witch hunt" against him "a very unfair situation", adding: "It was evil, it was corrupt, it was dirty cops."
The president was speaking a day after he was cleared of impeachment charges in the US Senate.
Mr Trump, talking about the "witch hunt" that started in the early days of his presidency, said: "We went through Russia, Russia, Russia... it was all b******t."
He also thanked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans for supporting him as he faced impeachment charges.
Mr Trump also called the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who brought impeachment charges against the president, a "horrible person" and doubted her claims that she prays for him.
He also called Adam Schiff, the lead house manager during the impeachment trial, a "vicious, horrible person".
He later referred to that "gorgeous word" called "total acquittal".
Reflecting on the period during which he faced impeachment charges, Mr Trump said: "I just want to apologise to my family for them having to go through a phoney, rotten deal, by some very evil and sick people."