President Donald Trump’s tweeting "makes it quite a bit harder" for getting things done and fill open jobs in her administration, Sen. Tom Carper said Sunday.
"He causes it to become considerably harder for himself," Carper, a Delaware Democrat, said in a interview on NBC’s "Match the Press." "The most important ingredient from the success of your organization, small or large, state, government, business, school, whatever, always is leadership."
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Trump drew widespread condemnation for his tweets last week attacking "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, including from some Republican lawmakers and conservative pundits. But Trump on Saturday defended his social media use as "present day presidential."
Carper added: "Leaders don’t build themselves up by pushing others down" and the Trump can’t attract visitors to fill the vacant ranks of his administration.
"I’m talking about, everything I have been trained for a leader, this man is none of the things. He’s none of the things. And i also look at it i just shake my head," he explained. "It’s got to remain tougher for him to recruit individuals to come and work with him. They’re creating a terrible time filling positions."
Carper said Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) told him, "’We’re simply getting names.’ And that is exactly beyond 600 confirmable positions, I believe we’ve gotten 100 names. And it’s because people, mainly, don’t wish to work with this fellow."