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 Trump 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 Kerry 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 Schumer (D-N.Y.) and slamming unflattering media reports.

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