Rick Santorum Advises President To Quit Tweeting, Trump Responds Via Twitter

In a recent interview with CNN, former senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum hinted that President Trump’s time so far in office would be more successful and that he still has the ability to become a better leader if he makes one simple change – Just stop tweeting.

During Sunday morning’s edition of State of the Union with Dana Bash, Santorum made his point clear in absolutely no uncertain terms. “If you tweet every day and complain about the media and complain about how you are being treated, you’re going to be sidetracked and you’re not going to get your deals done. That’s the message,” Santorum said, almost trying to channel the president directly by staring straight into the camera and using terms that Trump could relate to in order to get his advice across.

Donald Trump has just concluded his first ever overseas trip as President of the United States, a nine-day journey into the Middle East, and during that time he had been using social media a lot less, staying more focused on the task at hand. However, almost immediately upon his return to the White House, the President took to Twitter to voice his displeasure at a number of topics, but mainly on opinions that differ to his own in what has become his latest catchphrase, the “Fake News.”

It seems more than a little ironic that a President who ran an entire campaign based on information gathered from unnamed sources would be so against their use when others do likewise and Rick Santorum agreed, stating that focusing on these petty grudges is what is preventing Trump from concentrating completely on his duties as President.

“The last nine days have hopefully shown the President that if you stay on message, you stick to the script, you focus on policy, you drive home the messages that you talked about during the campaign and that people in America are excited about, you can be a great president,” Santorum said. “The fact is that this administration should be doing so well, and could be doing so well, if they just focused on getting their agenda passed.”

Not one to take criticism, constructive or otherwise, in his stride, President Trump decided to air his dissatisfaction at Santorum’s claims in the only way he knows — By taking to Twitter:


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