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

Rep. Joe KennedyJoseph (Joe) Patrick KennedyAyanna Pressley's 'squad' of congresswomen offers support after she opens up about alopecia Lawmakers press Trump officials to change federal marijuana rules Trump and Pelosi clash over Iran, impeachment 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 TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign 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 PelosiOvernight Health Care: Justices won't fast-track ObamaCare case before election | New virus spreads from China to US | Collins challenger picks up Planned Parenthood endorsement Why Senate Republicans should eagerly call witnesses to testify Trump health chief: 'Not a need' for ObamaCare replacement plan right now MORE (D-Calif.) canceled the previous address during the partial government shutdown that ended last Friday.