President Donald Trump said Saturday that his social media use is "modern day presidential," less than an hour after accusing the media of trying to convince lawmakers that he should stop using Twitter.
"My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again," he tweeted after multiple posts attacking the "fake and fraudulent news media."
The tweet came after he accused media of trying to convince Republican lawmakers that he should not use social media.
"The FAKE & FRAUDULENT NEWS MEDIA is working hard to convince Republicans and others I should not use social media – but remember, I won…. ….the 2016 election with interviews, speeches and social media. I had to beat #FakeNews, and did. We will continue to WIN," Trump tweeted.
Following tweets attacking "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, some Republicans expressed their concerns with Trump’s twitter habit.
Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said those tweets were "beneath the dignity" of the presidential office. Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski also added, "do you want to be remembered for your tweets or your accomplishments?"
Trump’s incendiary tweets have repeatedly sparked controversy since he entered the White House, as they often did during the 2016 presidential campaign.
While on the campaign trail, Trump said he didn’t want to act presidential "quite yet," but promised at that he would become "so presidential that you people will be so bored."
"At some point, I’m going to be so presidential that you people will be so bored and I will come back as a presidential person," he told supporters at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in February 2016.