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Paul Ryan Says He Wishes Trump Would Tweet Less

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he wishes President Donald Trump would tweet less, but he knows its unlikely the president will stop, during a town hall hosted by CNN in Racine, Wis., Monday night.

The Wisconsin Republican said there are some tweets he would “prefer not to have seen” after being asked how he explains some of Trump’s rhetoric to his children.

“Do I wish there would be a little less tweeting? Of course, I do,” he said. “But I think, I don’t think that that’s going to change.”

Ryan said he understands the president’s enthusiasm for being able to deliver his message without having to go through media outlets, adding he is hopeful Trump succeeds for the good of the country.

“I think the president feels and he rightfully feels that he has found a way to communicate directly with people around the media, and I think he’s been very successful at doing that,” he continued. “But at the end of the day, what I control are my own actions.”

The speaker said GOP lawmakers are focused on improving the economy, fixing the military and closing the skills gap.

“Those are the things my kids see me working on,” he said. “When it comes to leading by example, we do this ourselves, so we define ourselves by our own actions and we’re in control of our own actions.”

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