President Donald Trump’s tweeting "makes it a lot harder" to get things done and to fill open jobs in his administration, Sen. Tom Carper said Sunday.
"He makes it a lot harder for himself," Carper, a Delaware Democrat, said in interview airing on NBC’s "Meet the Press." "The most important ingredient in the success of any organization, large or small, state, government, business, school, whatever, always is leadership."
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 defended his social media use on Saturday as "modern day presidential."
Carper added: "Leaders don’t build themselves up by pushing other people down" and can’t attract people to fill the vacant ranks of his administration.
"I mean, everything I was trained as a leader, this man is none of those things, He’s none of those things. And I look at it and I just shake my head," he said. "It’s got to be harder for him to recruit people to come and work for him. They’re having a terrible time filling positions."
"I was told by John Barrasso, senator from Wyoming, that they have like, ‘We’re just not getting names.’ And that’s out of 600 confirmable positions, I think we’ve gotten 100 names. And it’s just because people, in part, don’t want to work for this fellow."