Put Down the Phone: ‘Fox & Friends’ Host Tells Trump to Stay off Twitter During Impeachment Drama

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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.”

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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.”

During a hearing last week with former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, Trump took to Twitter to express his outrage about the former ambassador, as IJR previously reported.

“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.

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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.

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