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 TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response 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 KerryOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — Senate Finance chair backs budget action on fossil fuel subsidies Kerry: 'We can't get where we need to go' in climate fight if China isn't joining in 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.
A 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 SchumerObama says US 'desperately needs' Biden legislation ahead of key votes Congress shows signs of movement on stalled Biden agenda Schumer gets shoutout, standing ovation from crowd at Tony Awards MORE (D-N.Y.) and slamming unflattering media reports.