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 John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad 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.

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Others have voiced concern about Trump's Twitter habits, including luminaries such as former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Sanders-Biden climate task force calls for carbon-free power by 2035 | Park Police did not record radio transmissions during June 1 sweep of White House protesters | Court upholds protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears Biden-Sanders 'unity task force' rolls out platform recommendations Sanders-Biden climate task force calls for carbon-free power by 2035 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 SchumerChuck SchumerA renewed emphasis on research and development funding is needed from the government Data shows seven Senate Democrats have majority non-white staffs Trump may be DACA participants' best hope, but will Democrats play ball? MORE (D-N.Y.) and slamming unflattering media reports.