On CNN on Thursday, former secretary of labor Robert Reich tore into Donald Trump's "thin-skinned vindictiveness" on social media.
"Let me just say, because Donald Trump is probably watching right now," Reich said. "With all due respect, Mr. Trump, you are president-elect of the United States. You are looking and acting as if you are mean, petty, thin-skinned, and vindictive. Stop this."
"This is not lifting people up. This is actually penalizing people for speaking their minds... What you would like is for no one—not a CEO, nobody on television, no journalist—nobody to criticize you. You take offense at that. Well, you are going to be president very shortly, and you are going to have at your command not just Twitter, but also the CIA, the IRS, the FBI. If you have this kind of thin-skinned vindictiveness attitude toward anybody that criticizes you, we are in very big trouble. And sir, so are you," Reich said.