It took former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate testimony to silence President Donald Trump on Twitter. While everyone else was tweeting their thoughts on the testimony, POTUS remained unusually quiet as the nation, and the world, heard what Comey had to say about Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The bulk of Comey’s testimony no longer surprised viewers since he merely confirmed what has been published the last few weeks. The fired director assumed that Trump terminated him because he did not comply with the president’s order to drop the FBI investigation on Michael Flynn, the former National Security Adviser.

Trump, however, said it was because of poor performance, specifically the way he handled the Hillary Clinton private server issue, The Telegraph reported.

The Trumps to the rescue

While the POTUS kept his silence, his two sons did not. Namesake Donald Trump Jr. initially downplayed the testimony live streamed by all major networks by tweeting that it was not a big deal. However, when the testimony touched on Flynn, he insisted what his father did was not coercion or influence or obstruction of justice.

He pointed out that as the son of the billionaire, when Trump order or tells them something, it is clear what their father wanted. He tweeted that after a previous tweet when he wrote that hoping and telling are two different things that someone like Comey should know the difference, USA Today reported.

Brother Eric likewise downplayed the testimony and urged America to stop the charade and return to the things that the president are pushing such as jobs, healthcare, taxes, infrastructure, military and making the nation great again.

California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, who cited her experience as a prosecutor, questioned the president’s choice of word. She pointed out that when a robber holds a gun to the head of the victim, the robber would not hope for the victim’s wallet.

Democrats vs. Republicans

The GOP, naturally, came to Trump’s defense by questioning Comey’s level of certainty because of his use of the phrase “I could be wrong.” For New Jersey Democrat Rep.

Frank Pallone, what is very noticeable about the testimony was the number of people who turned up at the Senate to watch the proceedings. He tweeted that the crowd at Comey’s hearing was bigger than Trump’s inauguration, CNBC reported.

The classic punch line, however, came from California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters who took note of Comey’s statement that he told Attorney General Jeff Sessions he did not want to remain alone with the president. Waters tweeted that many women across the U.S. can relate to Comey’s sentiment.

Because of Trump’s Twitter habits, the Chicago Tribune, in an opinion piece, pointed out that the POTUS short-circuited institutions that were designed to ensure policies are deliberatively made and communicated effectively. It added the results the past six months were horrifying and baffling.

The irony is that everyone expected Trump to tweet during Comey’s testimony, but he kept silent. His silence made “Captain America” actor Chris Evans tweet, “I’ve never wanted Trump to tweet so badly in my entire life. Pick your phone up!

Do it!! DO IT!!!!”

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