When it comes to whether President Donald Trump should be commenting on the public impeachment hearings, a co-host on “Fox & Friends” is offering some advice: Stay away from Twitter.
“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade is begging the president not to tweet during the congressional hearings, which kick back up on Tuesday. The impeachment hearings began to be televised last week.
Stating that Trump should “just ignore this whole thing,” Kilmeade advised Trump on Tuesday morning, “Don’t tweet during it.”
“Don’t get outraged over it. It ticks you off.”
See his comments below:
Fox & Friends asks President Trump not to tweet during today's impeachment hearings: "The president should just ignore this whole thing. … Don't get outraged over it. It ticks you off." pic.twitter.com/SXDKRoZs1y— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) November 19, 2019
He continued, “There’s so much for him to do — I just think that let these guys, like [Rep.] Doug Collins and company, fight it out and keep it on the straight and narrow, from the Republican perspective.”
“Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad,” Trump tweeted on Nov. 15, adding, “She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors.”
House Democrats caught wind of Trump’s tweet during the hearing, as Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) read aloud the tweet to Yovanovitch and gave her an opportunity to respond.
“I can’t speak to what the president is trying to do, but I think the effect is to be intimidating,” she said in her response.
In case you missed it:
.@RepAdamSchiff reads President Trump tweets about Marie Yovanovitch.— CSPAN (@cspan) November 15, 2019
Marie Yovanovitch: "It's very intimidating."
Schiff: "Some us here take witness intimidation very very seriously.
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On Tuesday, former U.S. diplomat Kurt Volker will testify in the public impeachment drama. Former National Security Council Russia expert Tim Morrison, as well as U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and aide to Vice President Mike Pence Jennifer Williams, will also testify on Tuesday.