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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 TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee 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 McCainWe need an independent 1/6 commission that the whole country can have confidence in GOP targets Manchin, Sinema, Kelly on Becerra The Memo: Is Trump mounting a comeback — or finally fading? 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 ConwayGeorge Conway calls for thorough Lincoln Project probe: 'The lying has to stop' Claudia Conway advances on 'American Idol,' parents Kellyanne, George appear The swift death of the media darlings known as the Lincoln Project 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.