Grassley: Trump 'could solve all of his problems' if Melania approved tweets

Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyWe've lost sight of the real scandal Grassley: Kavanaugh classmate didn't contact Senate panel State Dept sent explosive-detection dogs to Jordan despite evidence of mistreatment: report MORE (R-Iowa) joked at a Tuesday event that President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness, ballots and battling opioids: Why the Universal Postal Union benefits the US Sanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth MORE would have a lot fewer worries if his tweets were first checked by first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump introduces Mariano Rivera for Medal of Freedom ceremony with Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' Trump awards Yankees legend Mariano Rivera the Medal of Freedom The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE.

"The president could solve all of his problems if he just showed his wife the tweet before he punches the send button," Grassley quipped when the moderator noted that Trump is tweeting more about special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE than the push for criminal justice reform in a bill co-sponsored by Grassley.

"Couldn't we all," agreed Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinProspects for Trump gun deal grow dimmer Senators struggle to get spending bills off ground as shutdown looms Trump defends push to ban flavored e-cigarettes: Let's 'keep young children from Vaping!' MORE (D-Ill.), another of the bill's co-sponsors.

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The president's frequent and often bombastic tweeting has been a source of frustration for many conservatives, including Grassley.

In September, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman tweeted that he was praying Trump could be more disciplined in his discourse in the run up to the midterm elections.

"My prayer is that our President can be as disciplined in his discourse and speeches like last two [weeks before] his election," Grassley tweeted. "Then we will be successful in next two months like he was successful."

The GOP emerged from the midterms with a greater majority in the Senate but significant losses in the House. 

Pundits on the right and the left have said Trump's heated rhetoric contributed to the GOP's losses, driving away suburban voters.

On Monday, the president unleashed a series of tweets lambasting Mueller's plea agreement with Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen.  

Cohen pleaded guilty last week to lying to Congress regarding the timing of the Trump Organization's efforts to build a tower in Russia.