The top foreign-policy Republican in the U.S. Senate just called Donald Trump akin to a wild animal in need of taming - and said most of his colleagues share that alarming, and essentially irrefutable, assessment. "There are a few exceptions, but I hate them!' Two senior Republican officials said Chief of Staff John Kelly is miserable in his job and is remaining out of a sense of duty to keep Trump from making some sort of disastrous decision".
Sen. Bob Corker, the retiring Republican chair of the Senate foreign relations committee, has engaged in a heated back-and-forth with Trump for days now, including in an interview with The New York Times where he said that he feared Trump was steering the nation "on the path to World War III".
As Trump looks for his first major legislative victory, Corker's vote will be crucial on issues such as the coming tax overhaul bill.
May the blunt words by onetime Trump ally Bob Corker inspire any number of his fellow Republicans to show more backbone on a daily basis, and to start laying the foundation to challenge the president in the 2020 GOP primaries.
Corker tweeted a biting retort: "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center". "We're on the right path right now, believe me".
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As if that weren't enough, they had to do so after an embarrassing loss to division foe the New York Jets. Through the first four weeks of the season, the Miami Dolphins have the NFL's worst statistical offense.
"So have at it", Corker told the reporter. I said "NO" and he dropped out (said he could not win without.my endorsement).
The feud is odd because Corker was briefly considered as a vice president running mate during the 2016 campaign. Trump then said that Corker was partly responsible for the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump had already characterized and one of the worst deals in history. Even after Trump won, Corker was on the list of possibilities for Secretary of State.
Known for his blunt commentary, Corker had long softened any public criticism of Trump or his administration with carefully worded praise.
Trump said Tuesday that he didn't think his feud with Corker would imperil his tax cut plan.