Kennedy offers State of the Union advice to Abrams: ‘Misplace your chapstick’

Rep. Joe KennedyJoseph (Joe) Patrick KennedyOvernight Defense: Transgender troops rally as ban nears | Trump may call more troops to border | National Guard expects 3M training shortfall from border deployment | Pentagon to find housing for 5,000 migrant children Transgender troops rally as Pentagon prepares to implement ban The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition — Trump rallies for second term on 'promises kept' MORE III (D-Mass.) on Tuesday offered former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams advice for when she is due to present the Democratic response to President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Buttigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election Post-Mueller, Trump has a good story to tell for 2020 MORE’s State of the Union address next week.

Kennedy, who gave the response last year, tweeted out some tips as Abrams prepares for her rebuttal.

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His tips included “be yourself,” “be the fighter we know you are,” and “keep snacks handy” because the president will talk longer than expected.

The Massachusetts Democrat also included a line telling her to "misplace" her chapstick, a reference to the mocking he received on social media last year about his shiny lips when delivering the response to the State of the Union speech, which he later blamed on lip balm.

Kennedy ended his advice by wishing Abrams good luck, telling her that “millions of Americans” were standing with her.

Democratic leadership announced on Tuesday that Abrams has been selected to refute Trump’s speech.

She previously served as the Democratic leader of the Georgia General Assembly before she narrowly lost her November bid against Republican Brian Kemp for governor in a hotly contested election.

Trump’s annual State of the Union address has been rescheduled for Feb. 5 after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiTrevor Noah on lack of Pelosi nickname from Trump: 'There is a reverence for her' Trump says he would challenge impeachment in Supreme Court The Hill's Morning Report - Will Joe Biden's unifying strategy work? MORE (D-Calif.) canceled the previous address during the partial government shutdown that ended last Friday.