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Why Republican Rick Santorum thinks Trump should see a therapist

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On Monday, Republican strategist Rick Santorum railed against President Donald Trump after he went off on a Twitter storm over the weekend.

Trump disgracefully tweeted insults about the late Senator John McCain.

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“Senator Santorum, if someone’s dad or uncle sent out 29 tweets or re-tweets in one day, wouldn’t their family be a little concerned or have a Twittervention?” Cooper asked.

“There’s nothing I’m going to do to defend the president in this,” Santorum said. “I’ve said it many times and I’ll say it, he gets in the way. A CNN poll shows that 71 percent of the people think that the economy is on the right track and things are going well. He’s doing a good job in many respects as president and then he does this.”

He added. “This diverts attention away from the job he’s doing and some of the things that are positive and just likes to focus on things that negative to him. And it’s all personal.”

“Do you think there’s a strategy there, or it is just personal and he’s just getting it out?” Cooper asked.

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“Maybe this is his therapy,” Santorum said. “I don’t know how he does it. I’m not familiar with the internal workings of Donald Trump’s schedule, but my guess is this is his time just to sort of let it all out. And he sees Twitter as his outlet to do that. I wish he wouldn’t do it. I wish he would write to them and send e-mails to a therapist, as opposed to sending tweets to the general public.”

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