Ryan: I wish Trump would tweet less

Ryan: I wish Trump would tweet less
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House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRepublicans are avoiding gun talks as election looms The Hill's 12:30 Report Flake to try to force vote on DACA stopgap plan 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. 

“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.