WASHINGTON

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he was “too busy to watch” the first public impeachment hearing over his dealings with Ukraine.

“I’m too busy to watch it. It’s a witch hunt, it’s a hoax, I’m too busy to watch it. So, I’m sure I’ll get a report,” Trump told reporters before a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House.

Earlier in the day, the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee began the hearings with testimonies from William Taylor, acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent.

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