Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, August 18, 2017

A Senate Republican who once considered joining Donald Trump's administration called Thursday for "radical changes," saying the president hasn't yet demonstrated the characteristics needed to serve in his job. "We're at a point where there needs to be radical changes take place at the White House itself. It has to happen," Senator Bob Corker told local reporters in his home state of Tennessee. "I think the president needs to take stock of the role that he plays in our nation and move beyond himself -- move way beyond himself -- and move to a place where daily he's waking up thinking about what is best for the nation." "The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful," Corker said.

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Donald can't provide what the Senator asks.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-08-17 03:58 PM | Reply

#2

True, but that was the whole point of the #NeverTrump coalition on the Right...and we see how well that worked out.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-17 04:45 PM | Reply

Corker's criticisms are particularly notable because he has previously been a Trump ally and met with him before his inauguration to discuss the possibility of becoming secretary of State.

"The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful," Corker, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said. "And we need for him to be successful."

"He also recently has not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation. He has not demonstrated that he understands what has made this nation great," he added. "Without the things that I just mentioned happening, our nation is going to go through great peril."

This should be the lead in to every discussion regarding the unfitness of Donald Trump for the immense position he currently holds, and it comes from a staunch conservative Senator from a deep red state.

Maybe the biblical scales are beginning to fall from eyes but I'll give Corker credit for what I see as the greatest shortcoming of many of Trump's critics: They need to say his name instead of speaking in generalized criticism without targeting the source of the problems.

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-08-17 04:47 PM | Reply

Yeah, I wish there were some mechanism for our government to remove an unfit president. Just sad!

#4 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-08-17 09:02 PM | Reply

Corker rarely thinks "about what is best for the nation". If he did, he wouldn't be a Republican. It's pretty hypocritical of Corker to expect such of Trump.

#5 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2017-08-18 12:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Since acquiring the Oval Office, Trump has done nothing out-of-character from who he was before acquiring the office.

Nothing.

Erstwhile supporters were assuming that a 70-year-old, coming from a bubble of privilege, would change who he was?

Well, that was a foolish assumption, wasn't it?

#6 | Posted by worldasifindit at 2017-08-18 05:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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