President Donald Trump has curtailed his Twitter use in recent few days, ahead of his first address to both houses of Congress Tuesday, Associated Press reported Monday. Trump has apparently reduced his early morning tweets as he is no longer watching "Morning Joe," an MSNBC weekday morning show hosted by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, which discusses the news of the day in a panel format, one of Trump's aide told AP. 

Trump has been criticized over the past few months for his excessive tweeting habit. Since taking office on January 20, he has used the platform to voice his opinions on several issues. His tweets are so frequent that often members of Congress, executive branch officials and the media are left uncertain whether to take them seriously or not, US News recently reported.

Trump has often used Twitter as the medium to put his critics in a fix. He often tweets about a specific subject soon after it's discussed in "Morning Joe," whose hosts have been Trump's outspoken critics. In one such tweet on February 6, when Scarborough questioned whether the president's chief strategist Stephen Bannon was “calling the shots” in the White House, Trump tweeted: "I call my own shots, largely based on an accumulation of data, and everyone knows it."

The presenters of "Morning Joe" have previously talked how Trump has a tendency to watch their show. "Even when he claims he’s not watching the show and just sending out nasty tweets about it, we’ll look at the camera — Donald, we know you’re not watching the show, but how are you doing?" Scarborough said on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" last week.

The AP report comes just a day ahead of Trump's first address to both the houses of Congress. During his speech Tuesday, Trump will lay out "an optimistic vision for the nation, crossing traditional lines of party, race, socioeconomic status," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday. 

"In addition to laying out the concrete steps the President has already taken to make the American Dream possible for all of our people, he will talk about the bold agenda — he wants to work with Congress," Spicer added. "This includes tax and regulatory reform to provide relief to hardworking Americans and their businesses, making the workplace better for working parents, ensuring the families who have suffered under Obamacare’s skyrocketing rates see it replaced with a patient-centered alternative, making sure every child in America has access to a good education, a rebuilding of our military and fulfilling of our commitments to veterans to whom we obviously owe a great deal of gratitude."