On Nov. 15, the public got to see what it looks like when President Donald Trump attacks someone in public and the cameras are rolling.

Weeks of hearings, months of allegations, and more than a year of behind-the-scenes maneuvering by Trump’s allies came to a sharp point today as the ousted U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, took center stage in a House Intelligence Committee hearing and Trump decided to tweet about her in real time.

“Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go?” Trump wrote to 66.8 million followers Friday morning, in reference to Yovanovitch’s early career stint in the war-torn African country. “Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors.”

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