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Monday, October 09, 2017

Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview on Sunday that President Trump was treating his office like "a reality show," with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation "on the path to World War III." In an extraordinary rebuke of a president of his own party, Corker said he was alarmed about a president who acts "like he's doing The Apprentice or something." "He concerns me," Corker added. "He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation." Corker's comments capped a remarkable day of sulfurous insults between the president and the Tennessee senator -- a powerful, if lame-duck, lawmaker, whose support will be critical to the president on tax reform and the fate of the Iran nuclear deal.

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In a 25-minute conversation, Corker, speaking carefully and purposefully, seemed to almost find cathartic satisfaction by portraying Trump in terms that most senior Republicans use only in private. "A lot of people think that there is some kind of 'good cop, bad cop' act underway, but that's just not true," Corker said. Without offering specifics, he said Trump had repeatedly undermined diplomacy with his 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 said. "Look, except for a few people, the vast majority of our caucus understands what we're dealing with here," he said, adding that "of course they understand the volatility that we're dealing with and the tremendous amount of work that it takes by people around him to keep him in the middle of the road."

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

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Wow. I dug deep and found another gob that just got the Shiite smacked out of it.... Never that I can recall.... Never have I seen a ranking member from the President's own party make a case that the man elected to the White House is a threat to the entire world based upon his own ill temperament and actions.

Every single day in obvious and unimaginable ways, the entire globe revolves around the being of Trump. And that's a nightmare.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-08 10:34 PM | Reply

Wow:

Mr. Trump poses such an acute risk, the senator said, that a coterie of senior administration officials must protect him from his own instincts. "I know for a fact that every single day at the White House, it's a situation of trying to contain him," Mr. Corker said in a telephone interview.

Now that this information is out there, who in the GOP is going to refute it? I mean besides Trump, Pence and Huckabee-Sanders.

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-08 10:44 PM | Reply

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

The president has even admitted it in the past:

Trump brags about lying on Twitter to influence Comey's sworn testimony

Trump admits he purposely misled the public about "tapes."

thinkprogress.org

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-08 11:14 PM | Reply

If Corker feels safe saying all this in public he surely has the support of the majority of Senate Republicans.

God willing on Monday they'll act like adults and move to get Trump out of DC.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2017-10-08 11:51 PM | Reply

"If Corker feels safe saying all this in public he surely has the support of the majority of Senate Republicans."

The rest of those cowards remain silent because they fear Trump and his ignorant, stupid base. They can't win reelection without them and winning is more important than governing.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-09 10:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Kasie Hunt‏ @kasie

Corker comments in this stunning story are first on record statement of what many in GOP have been saying for months

Corker also thinks very carefully before he speaks -- almost never walks back remarks

Makes tweet & interview that much more remarkable
6:28 PM - 8 Oct 2017

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-09 10:42 AM | Reply

And so it begins...the turning (finally) of the Republican leadership. Tick-tock Trump. Your days are numbered.

#7 | Posted by gavaster at 2017-10-09 11:10 AM | Reply

So which is it...is Trump a bumbling idiot who nobody takes seriously and acts like he's on a reality show or is he someone to take seriously enough to warrant starting a war with? That's what the most annoying part about these type of people are. It's like with W, Liberals loved to say how stupid he is and his administration was a joke but then turn around and say he is a genius mastermind who concocted 9/11. People say whatever they want to make politicians fit into their narrative no matter how much one statement contradicts the other...even in the same interview.

#8 | Posted by humtake at 2017-10-09 11:42 AM | Reply

"... Liberals loved to say how stupid he is and his administration was a joke but then turn around and say he is a genius mastermind who concocted 9/11. People say whatever they want to make politicians fit into their narrative no matter how much one statement contradicts the other...even in the same interview." - #8 | Posted by humtake at 2017-10-09 11:42 AM

W was stupid, make no mistake about that.

But is wasn't/isn't liberals who claim W was "a genius mastermind who concocted 9/11."

Only conspiracy theory lunatics claim that. They also like to claim it was the Jews' fault, it was a controlled demolition, missiles were fired at the twin towers, and that particle beam weapons were used to bring them down. Some even claim "small" nuclear weapons were used on that day.

#9 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-09 11:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"...is Trump a bumbling idiot who nobody takes seriously and acts like he's on a reality show or is he someone to take seriously enough to warrant starting a war with?" - #8 | Posted by humtake at 2017-10-09 11:42 AM

Yeah, he's a "bumbling idiot" who "acts like he's on a reality show."

But, what's taken seriously is that the "bumbling idiot" who "acts like he's on a reality show" has the authority to start a war, nuclear or conventional.

So, where's the "contradiction" in that?

#10 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-09 11:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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W was not the sharpest, but at least he wasn't a total sociopath.

he was just simple.

Trump only cares about himself and everyone, including his kids, are expendable at the end of the day if its a choice between himself and someone else.

#11 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-10-09 12:05 PM | Reply

Time to take Trump out of the white house and into adult day care.

#12 | Posted by Tor at 2017-10-09 12:21 PM | Reply

What program would that be, Senator Cotton:

Cotton to the Defense

Tom Cotton is no Bob Corker. At least not yet. And he has a message for Tillerson and Mattis: If you can't get with the Trump program, quit.

Cotton, who has personally advised Trump in recent days about the new Iran strategy he is set to release this week, stopped short of saying either embattled Secretary of State Rex Tillerson or Defense Secretary Jim Mattis should in fact resign. But his comments were nonetheless a striking acknowledgement of the giant rift that has opened up in the midst of the Trump team over foreign policy.

www.politico.com

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-09 12:32 PM | Reply

When will our political and military leadership have the courage to rise up and get rid of this dangerous demagogue? What will it take?

#14 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-10-09 01:10 PM | Reply

#8 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

That was a dumb take, even for Humtake.

#15 | Posted by memyselfini at 2017-10-09 01:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#8 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE
That was a dumb take, even for Humtake.

#15 | POSTED BY MEMYSELFINI AT 2017-10-09 01:48 PM | FLAG:

A rhyming truth!

As if there were a valid reason to doubt those who express -- even late, as Corker is doing -- what all sane people know about Trump.

#16 | Posted by cbob at 2017-10-09 01:57 PM | Reply

if trump were to demand a pre-emptive strike on NK...Corker just furnished chain of command

justification to demand that congress concur, or deny the order. Corker just screwed him hugely

#17 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-10-09 05:19 PM | Reply

#8 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

No one thinks Bush orchestrated jack s***. It was president Cheney.

#18 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-09 05:45 PM | Reply

If Corker's poll numbers don't take a serious hit from his thrashing Trump we can expect other Republican Senators to grow a pair.

#19 | Posted by Tor at 2017-10-09 10:38 PM | Reply

if trump were to demand a pre-emptive strike on NK...Corker just furnished chain of command
justification to demand that congress concur, or deny the order. Corker just screwed him hugely

#17 | POSTED BY ABLOCK AT 2017-10-09 05:19 PM | FLAG:

Interesting take on this. Makes some sense.

#20 | Posted by cbob at 2017-10-10 10:51 AM | Reply

To restrain him a Hannibal Lecter outfit on a dolly would fit nicely.

#21 | Posted by grumpy_too at 2017-10-11 12:19 AM | Reply

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