The former US president Donald Trump has been found not guilty of inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol last month. Mr Trump is the first president in US history to face two impeachment trials. Tom and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

Video chapters:
0:00​​​ – Introduction
0:33 – Story
1:34 – Headline 1: Trump acquitted, Biden calls it ‘sad chapter’ for democracy
4:21​ – Headline 2: Senate acquittal exposes deep Republican rifts over Trump
8:01​ – Headline 3: Johnson: US democracy strong after Trump impeachment ‘kerfuffle’
9:36​​​ – Language summary

The story
Donald Trump has suggested that he will return to politics after he was acquitted in his second impeachment trial in the United States Senate.

The Senate fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to find him guilty of incitement to insurrection over the attack by his supporters on Congress last month.

Key words and phrases
sad chapter
negative period
Living alone for the first time in years was a sad chapter in my life.
The death of a student marked a sad chapter in the history of the school.

serious breaks or separation
Her husband’s affair had opened a serious rift in their marriage. She could never trust him again.
Observers are warning of a rift between public approval and government action.

disturbance or fuss over a minor issue
These meetings are endless and they never solve anything. They’re just a big kerfuffle.
Nobody has stolen your biscuits. Now stop shouting – you’re creating a kerfuffle.

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