McConnell: Trump 'Ought to Listen' to Barr's Advice on His Tweeting Habits


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McConnell: Trump 'Ought to Listen' to Barr's Advice on His Tweeting Habits

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) holds a news conference after the Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump on the two articles of impeachment brought by the House of Representatives to the Senate for trial on Capitol Hill on February 5, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday agreed with Attorney General William Barr's criticisms about Donald Trump's tweeting habits and urged the president to follow the top Department of Justice official's advice.

When asked whether Trump was politicizing the DOJ, McConnell sidestepped the question and pivoted to, again, encouraging the president to follow Barr's advice regarding his tweeting habits.

"I hate to keep saying the same thing," he said. "I think the attorney general knows what he is talking about ... I think he's told the president this is not helpful, making it difficult for him to do his job, I think the president ought to listen to him."

Newsweek reached out to the White House for comment.

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