- Chuck Lindell American-Statesman Staff
President Donald Trump’s habit of unloading via Twitter tends to undermine his agenda, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said Tuesday, adding that the president has nonetheless had a “pretty successful” first year in office.
“I think sometimes the president undermines his own effectiveness because of his tweeting, and things like that, that projects uncertainty,” Cornyn, R-Texas, told reporters in Austin. “He communicates in an unconventional way for a president, as you might have noticed, and I think that sometimes he steps on his own message.”
Even so, Cornyn pointed to the recent passage of the tax system overhaul, rolled-back regulations, rising consumer confidence, higher stock markets and the confirmation of Trump-appointed judges as victories in 2017.