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Trump Claims He’s Working in the Oval Office and Not Watching Hearings — Immediately Caught in Lie

While most political eyes are on the opening day of the public phase of the impeachment inquiry, aides said the one person its outcome affects the most is tuning out the television.

Donald Trump is apparently not watching the hearings.

Trump is tweeting, however.

Late morning, Trump retweeted more than 10 posts that included videos from the hearing and critical comments from Republicans, including a message from the official White House Twitter account that said: “New hoax. Same swamp.”

All this as aides insisted that Trump was working on other business.

“He’s not watching – he’s working,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said.

Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham later sent out a similar comment to the press pool, saying Trump “is in the Oval Office in meetings. He is working.”

Whenever the president is in the Oval Office, a Marine is stationed at the door.

So, let’s take a look:

No Marine!

According to Stephanie Grisham, Trump spent much of the morning in the Oval Office, which is not outfitted with TVs, though he likely will be briefed on the proceedings on Capitol Hill.

Trump, who prepared to welcome Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House at midday, will likely take questions from reporters about the testimony.

Before his work day, Trump issued several tweets criticizing the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry.

Trump spent much of the morning in the Oval Office, which is not outfitted with TVs, though he likely will be briefed on the proceedings on Capitol Hill.

Trump, who prepared to welcome Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House at midday, will likely take questions from reporters about the testimony.

Before his work day, Trump issued several tweets criticizing the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry.

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