GOP senator knocks Trump: 'Not a fan of governing by tweet'
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Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiEx-Florida lawmaker leaves Republican Party Murkowski not worried about a Palin challenge Flake on Kavanaugh confirmation: To see GOP 'spiking the ball in the end zone' doesn't seem right MORE (R-Alaska) is urging President Trump to tone down his rhetoric on North Korea, warning that "inflammatory" comments and "name calling" aren't helpful.  
 
“I am not a fan of governing by tweet. I’m just not, and I know that we’re in a different world now and we communicate differently, but in my view there is a seriousness and a professionalism that comes with the executive," she told the Ketchikan Daily News in an interview published Saturday.
 
Murkowski added while she and Trump disagree on social media, and the president "is able to capture people's attention," some of the "inflammatory rhetoric and the name calling I don’t think is constructive.” 
 
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Trump has stepped up his war of words with the isolated Asian country, including mocking leader Kim Jong Un as "Little Rocket Man," and warning that the regime “won’t be around much longer” if it continues threats against the U.S.
 
“I told Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonTrump administration rigging the game, and your retirement fund could be the loser Haley’s exit sends shockwaves through Washington Turkey-Russia Idlib agreement: A lesson for the US MORE, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man,” he tweeted on Sunday morning, using his preferred nickname for the North Korean leader. 
 
Trump enacted unprecedented sanctions last week that target banks around the globe that do business with North Korea. The move came after Congress passed new penalties of its own earlier this year. 
 
North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile earlier this year that experts warned could be able to reach Alaska. 
 
 
She added to the Daily News that she is "worried" that the Republican Party is becoming too exclusive. 
 
“Well, I am (worried) in the sense that, as a party, I believe we have always been kind of broader and more inclusive of differing views across the spectrum,” Murkowski said. "We seem to be more fractured within our party now than in the big-tent Ronald Reagan days."