President Donald Trump’s aides organized an “intervention” to urge the tweet-happy President to exercise restraint in posting, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Aides warned the President that certain posts on Twitter could “paint him into a corner” in legal and political terms, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an unnamed official.
In November 2016, the New York Times reported that aides mounted a similar effort to moderate Trump’s posting habits, and “wrested away” his Twitter account in a last-ditch effort to rehabilitate the candidate’s image.
While Trump has been notably quiet on Twitter in the past week, his administration has already suffered several self-inflicted wounds in 140 characters or fewer.
In March, he claimed — without offering any evidence to support the allegation — that President Barack Obama was “wire tapping” his phones at Trump Tower ahead of the November election. Two months later, Trump abruptly ended an interview when asked about the still-unsubstantiated allegation.
And most recently, Trump suggested that he recorded conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.