‘That’s not how this works’: Trump buried for crying ‘hoax’ after refusing to send attorney to his impeachment hearing

Standing under an umbrella and bellowing over the sound of chopper blades, Donald Trump told reporters on Monday that he is refusing to send a lawyer to his impeachment hearings because it is a "hoax" and a "disgrace."

According to the president, complaining about the hearings that are ongoing as he departs for London for NATO talks, "It's a disgrace for our country … The whole thing is a hoax."

Twitter commenters were quick to jump on the president -- who was remarkably silent on the social media platform over the holiday weekend -- for not understanding that he is hurting his own case.

As one commenter noted, "That's not how it works."

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