Santorum: Trump should 'send emails to a therapist' instead of tweeting

Santorum: Trump should 'send emails to a therapist' instead of tweeting
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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (R) said Monday he wishes President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Buttigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election Post-Mueller, Trump has a good story to tell for 2020 MORE would "send emails to a therapist" instead of sending tweets. 

Santorum made the comment on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" when asked his thoughts on Trump's Sunday tweetstorm which included criticism of the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainWhy did Mueller allow his investigation to continue for two years? If you don't think illegal immigrants are voting for president, think again 10 factors making Russia election interference the most enduring scandal of the Obama era MORE (R-Ariz.).

"Look, there's nothing I'm going to do to defend the president and this type of activity," Santorum said. "He's doing a good job in many respects as president and then he does this and diverts attention from things that are positive." 

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He then suggested tweeting might be Trump's "therapy."

"My guess is this is his time to sort of let it all out," he continued. "I wish he wouldn't do it. I wish he'd write them and send emails to a therapist as opposed to sending tweets to the general public."

Santorum's comment comes after George Conway, White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayWhite House may invoke executive privilege to block McGahn testimony Webb: When not to surrender George Conway: Case for Trump's impeachment better than Nixon's MORE’s husband, suggested that the president has at least two diagnosable personality disorders.

Conway, a frequent Trump critic, on Monday shared on Twitter an image of the cover of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the pages for narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder.

Trump over the weekend sent out 29 tweets, some of which were retweets, commenting on a range of subjects from the New Zealand mosque shootings to perceived bias on "Saturday Night Live."

Trump twice on Saturday and Sunday singled out McCain for criticism, which prompted backlash from other lawmakers and McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain.