'Snoozefest': Eric Trump tweets that hearing in impeachment inquiry is 'horribly boring'




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  • 2019-11-13 18:21:37Z
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\'Snoozefest\': Eric Trump tweets that hearing in impeachment inquiry is \'horribly boring\'  

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump did not find much entertainment value in the first open hearing in the impeachment inquiry into allegations against his father.

"This is horribly boring ... #Snoozefest," tweeted the president's second-born son.

The tweet from the Trump Organization's executive vice president came as William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testified that there had been a direct "quid pro quo" between military aid to Ukraine and the opening of investigations that stood to be politically beneficial to the president.

Taylor testified that he thought holding up aid for that reason was "crazy" during what is expected to be a full day of testimony.

"For as much time as the Democrats have spent trying to orchestrate 'political theater' they have done a terrible job," Eric Trump tweeted. "This clown show is horribly boring. There is not a single person outside the beltway who is engaged in this nonsense. Can't wait to win again in 2020! #DCSucks"

"And you are an idiot," former Clinton White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart tweeted in response.

"I would think you would be more interested in the historical record of your families corruption being written. It shows how little you care about the rule of law and our country," said Jon Wolfsthal, who worked for the National Security Council under President Barack Obama.

"Our democracy is not boring to millions of us," tweeted another Twitter user.

Lockhart suggested Eric Trump calling the hearing boring was part of a broader Republican strategy to spin it as unnecessary and unproductive. And other tweets supported that theory.

"This sham hearing is not only boring, it is a colossal waste of taxpayer time & money," said White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham in a tweet.

Tom Fitton, the president of the conservative activist group Judicial Watch, tweeted that the hearing was "corrupt, anti-constitutional and boring."

"It's awesome that the White House's chief complaint is that it's 'boring.' Because that's what these guys think they are supposed to be providing to the American public -entertainment," said Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., in response to Grisham's tweet.

"I'm disappointed by the laziness and lack of creativity in the Trump/GOP 'this is boring' response. Come on guys, we know you can do better than this!" tweeted former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau.

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