Jeb Bush: I hope Melania takes Trump's phone away

Jeb Bush: I hope Melania takes Trump's phone away
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Jeb Bush said Tuesday he hopes incoming first lady Melania Trump takes her husband’s cellphone away so he can focus on leading the country.

The former Florida governor and GOP rival to Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBy briefing White House, Nunes plays Trump's wiretapping game Trump looking at B cut to UN peacekeeping programs: report Pelosi blasts Trump’s ‘rookie error’ on ObamaCare repeal MORE quipped during a lecture at the William Waldon Cameron Forum in Texas that he hopes "Melania steals his phone," noting the president-elect has been known for tweeting at odd hours of the night.

Bush said Tuesday he hopes the president-elect is successful. The two famously sparred during the 2016 Republican presidential primary debates and on the campaign trail before Bush dropped out in February.


Others have voiced concern about Trump's Twitter habits, including luminaries such as former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryCongress, Trump need a united front to face down Iran One year ago today we declared ISIS atrocities as genocide Trump’s realism toward Iran is stabilizing force for Middle East MORE and multiple lawmakers.

Melania Trump has herself pushed her husband to tweet less. She told NBC's "Today" in an April interview that tweeting is the one habit she wishes her husband would give up.

report in The New York Times just before Election Day said that Trump's aides had taken away the then-GOP nominee's access to his Twitter account.

Trump has continued to use Twitter to knock rivals in recent weeks, going after "head clown" Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles SchumerWith no emerging leaders, no clear message, Democrats flounder Gorsuch hearings: A referendum on Originalism and corporate power We must act now and pass the American Health Care Act MORE (D-N.Y.) and slamming unflattering media reports.