Ryan: I wish Trump would tweet less

Ryan: I wish Trump would tweet less
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House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanDems unveil slate of measures to ratchet up pressure on Russia National Dems make play in Ohio special election Trump vows to hold second meeting with Putin MORE (R-Wis.) on Monday said he wished President Trump would tweet less, noting there are posts on Twitter he would prefer not to see from the commander in chief.

“Do I wish there would be a little less tweeting? Of course, I do. But I think — I don't think that that’s going to change,” Ryan said at a town hall when asked how he reconciles Trump’s tweeting with what he teaches his children. 

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“I think the president feels, and he rightfully feels, that he has found a way to communicate directly with people around the media, and I think he's been very successful at doing that.”

Ryan, who sat down for a town hall with CNN in Racine, Wis., Monday evening, said he focuses on his own actions rather than the president's. 

“Are some of those tweets that I prefer not to have seen? Of course they are,” Ryan explained. 

“But at the end of the day, what I control are my own actions. And that is how I conduct myself, look myself in the mirror, and kiss my kids at bed at night where we live in Janesville, Wis.”

Trump has relied on Twitter as a way to put out his own statements, including criticism of the media and members of Congress.