Ari Fleischer: Trump Can’t Let Himself Be ‘Defined by His Twitter Behavior’

Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said today President Trump seriously needs to be more careful that his tweets don’t get in the way of his agenda.

He told Harris Faulkner on Outnumbered Overtime that the President does not have to tweet out all these thoughts and can afford to be more careful.

Fleischer acknowledged the benefits of Trump utilizing Twitter, but said he needs to “use it wisely” because the incorrect uses will “define him.”

And the issue, he said, is “problems of his own creation” that get in the way of substantive achievements.

“He’s getting defined,” Fleischer said, “by his Twitter behavior instead of the substance of the country and the substance of the economy. That’s a mistake.”

In the past week, the President’s tweets have gotten a lot of attention for all the wrong reasons, from his retweeting of anti-Muslim videos to a recent controversial tweet breaking his silence on Michael Flynn that a lawyer for the President has rushed to claim authorship of.

At one point during the Fox segment, Fleischer looked into the camera and said, “Donald Trump, stop it with the tweets.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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