After a prolonged — for him, anyway — absence from Twitter, President Donald Trump returned to the social media platform early Friday morning.
But apparently not everyone thought it was a great idea, even among those who support Trump.
Actor and vocal conservative James Woods hit up Twitter on Friday to offer some counsel to the chief executive about using Twitter. Or, rather, not using Twitter.
The “Once Upon a Time in America” star suggested to Trump that it might be a good idea to lay off the tweets, as to avoid giving his opponents fodder.
“Word to the wise, Mr. President,” Woods wrote. “The #Left is doing a bang-up job of hanging itself. They really don’t need more rope. #Silence #TweetNoMore.”
Woods’ advice came hours after Trump returned to Twitter after a nearly 46-hour hiatus, the longest tweet-free period for Trump since he was inaugurated in January.
Trump broke his Twitter silence early Friday to blast former FBI director James Comey after Comey testified Thursday, calling Comey a “leaker” who told “so many false statements and lies.”
Trump also took the occasion as an opportunity to declare “complete vindication” for himself.
“Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!” Trump tweeted early Friday.
Woods knows a thing or two about well-timed Twitter silences: In November, the actor swore off Twitter, citing reports that the service had suspended accounts belonging to members of the so-called alt-right movement.
“Since @Twitter is now in the #censorship business, I will no longer use its service for my constitutional right to free speech,” Woods wrote.