GOP Sen: Trump 'needs to understand' effect of firing people on Twitter

Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold Johnson Johnson suggests FBI knew more about Jan. 6 planning than has been revealed: report The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - White House, Dems play blame game over evictions Ron Johnson praises conservative author bashed by Fauci MORE (R-Wis.) says President TrumpDonald TrumpFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries Missouri Rep. Billy Long enters Senate GOP primary Trump-backed Mike Carey wins GOP primary in Ohio special election MORE "needs to understand the effect" that firing top administration officials via Twitter has on recruiting new members of his Cabinet.

In an interview set to air Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Johnson said he personally would not have taken to social media to dismiss top advisers.

"It's not the way I'd do it," Johnson said. "I think the president does need to understand the effect it has on attracting other people."


Johnson's comments came after Trump announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he had tapped White House physician Ronny Jackson to replace David ShulkinDavid Jonathon ShulkinBiden's nominee for VA secretary isn't a veteran — does it matter? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Congress slogs toward COVID-19 relief, omnibus deal A crisis that unites veterans MORE as his Veterans Affairs secretary.

Shulkin's ouster was the third dismissal of a top Trump administration official in a matter of three weeks.

Trump abruptly fired Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump House passes legislation to elevate cybersecurity at the State Department Biden's is not a leaky ship of state — not yet MORE on the social media site on March 13, and announced he would nominate CIA Director Mike PompeoMike PompeoNoem to travel to South Carolina for early voting event Poll: Trump leads 2024 GOP primary trailed by Pence, DeSantis Pence v. Biden on China: Competing but consistent visions MORE to replace him. 

That was followed nine days later by the president's announcement, also on Twitter, that he had chosen former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton to replace H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser.