Mar 29, 2016 11:17 PM EDT

Donald Trump Promises Not To Rant On Twitter As President

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has promised that he will not be on social media so much once he wins the elections. The real estate mogul made the announcement on Sunday.

ABC News' Jonathan Karl asked the Republican frontrunner on "This Week" if he will still be doing "Twitter wars with world leaders." Trump recently drew criticism after he retweeted a photo of Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi, and his wife.

"No need to 'spill the beans' the images are worth a thousand words," the caption of the meme read. Apparently, the presidential candidate threatened to "spill the beans" on Heidi after an anti-Trump PAC shared a nude meme of Melania Trump.

Cruz retaliated by calling his opponent a "coward." "If Donald wants to get in a character fight, he's better off sticking with me because Heidi is way out of his league," he added.

"Donald, real men don't attack women," Cruz tweeted. "Your wife is lovely, and Heidi is the love of my life."

On Sunday, Trump shared his thoughts on Twitter and social media. "It's a new way of communicating," he said. "It's very effective. I've been very effective with it."

Donald Trump has amassed a large social media following. He currently has 7.27 million followers on Twitter, 6.7 million on Facebook and 1.3 million on Instagram. He did promise, though, that he will spend less time on these platforms once he gets elected.

"It's a great way of communicating, as far as I'm concerned, but I'm not going to be doing it very much as president," Trump admitted. "I will act in the best interests of our country. I will act to protect our country, whether that's counter-punching or not."

Earlier this month, Business Insider reported that Trump posted an Instagram attack video at Hillary Clinton. The video featured the Democratic forerunner barking like a dog during a February speech.

"When it comes to facing our toughest opponents," the ad stated while showing clips what looked like a member of ISIS, "the Democrats have the perfect answer." Footage of Putin laughing in an unrelated interview was also shown.

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