Just a day after trading insults via Twitter with President Trump, Tennessee GOP Senator Bob Corker has now given an interview with The New York Times which is almost certain to draw a response from Trump.
Corker began by asserting that Trump’s social media rantings have already harmed the United States during critical negotiations:
“I know he has hurt, in several instances, he’s hurt us as it relates to negotiations that were underway by tweeting things out.”
And Corker added that the vast majority of Congressional Republicans know exactly how unhinged the president is:
“Look, except for a few people, the vast majority of our caucus understands what we’re dealing with here. 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.”
In the long run, Corker noted, all of this uncertainty at the top is a great danger to the country and the world:
“I don’t think he appreciates that when the president of the United States speaks and says the things that he does, the impact that it has around the world, especially in the region that he’s addressing. And so, yeah, it’s concerning to me.”
What might a continued Trump presidency mean? Corker was clear, saying Trump, with his actions and harsh rhetoric, could put us “on the path to World War III.”
All of this from Senator Corker makes you wonder if perhaps he has plans to either lead the call for impeaching Trump or might attempt to invoke the 25th Amendment and have the president declared incompetent. Since Corker has decided not to seek re-election, there would be no political price to pay if he does make moves to get rid of Trump.
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