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Corker Goes On Attack Again; Gives BLISTERING Interview, Calls Trump Reckless

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) is not President Donald Trump’s favorite person right now, and there is a really good reason why. Starting with some back story, because not everyone knows what happened before this morning.

Corker announced his intent not to run for re-election. Trump was upset. He tried to entice Corker to run by offering to endorse him during the campaign. Corker said no. He is retiring after this term. Corker currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Jump to this morning.

Trump tweeted three things, calling out Corker and spewing lies like a boiling tea kettle without a lid.

Notice that “begged” is in quotation marks. It’s almost like Trump is pointing out the lies for us.

From an interview in The New York Times:

The senator views Mr. Trump as given to irresponsible outbursts — a political novice who has failed to make the transition from show business.

During the telephone interview, Corker said:

I know for a fact that every single day at the White House, it’s a situation of trying to contain him.

That thinking on the part of Corker is probably why he finally broke Twitter by tweeting:

While the world laughed at the day care center comment, political strategists were busy speculating on what impact this feud would have on upcoming votes for things that are high up on the president’s agenda — like tax code overhaul — that Trump would like to see accomplished before the end of the year.

If Democrats in the Senate unite against the proposed overhaul, and Trump loses two Republican votes, he doesn’t stand a chance of accomplishing anything.

By alienating Corker, Trump has placed more than just his proposed tax code overhaul in jeopardy, though.

If Trump decides to “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal, Congress would have to determine if sanctions against Iran should be reinstated or to use the threat of potential sanctions to get Iran back to the negotiating table.

Corker’s committee is also tasked with confirmation hearings on ambassadorial appointments by Trump, including Secretary of State if Trump decides to fire Rex Tillerson (or Tillerson gets fed up and resigns).

The interview lasted 25 minutes, and Corker was careful and purposeful when answering questions, but he did make several very scathing remarks about Trump’s “Twitter fingers:”

I know he has hurt, in several instances, he’s hurt us as it relates to negotiations that were underway by tweeting things out.

Corker responded simply about the Sunday morning tweet-storm:

I don’t know why the president tweets out things that are not true. You know he does it, everyone knows he does it, but he does.

As to understanding why Trump decided to attack Corker on Twitter? Corker thinks it might have something to do with his comment last week when he defended Rex Tillerson by saying that Tillerson was one of three people that were helping to “separate our country from chaos.”

If a veteran senator is concerned about the person in the oval office being a loose cannon and potentially starting World War III with errant Twitter fingers, how much longer before Congress acts to correct the problem?

Featured image from United States Congress under Public Domain