Bob Corker has become a one-Republican wrecking crew when it comes to putting Donald Trump on blast and forcing the public to focus on the matter of Trump’s dangerous mental incompetence. This has prompted Trump to tweet childish insults about Corker’s height, seemingly proving Corker correct. Now Senator Corker is swinging away at Trump again, this time ripping into him in rather colorful fashion.
Corker has conducted a new interview with the Washington Post, slamming Trump for having foolishly backed the United States into a corner when it comes to North Korea. He says “You cannot publicly castrate your own Secretary of State without giving yourself that binary choice” (link). That’s in reference to Rex Tillerson, with whom Trump has been feuding ever since it was revealed last week that Tillerson had called him a “moron” behind his back.
This is now the third time in the past week in which Senator Corker – a conservative Republican who supported Trump during the campaign but has since changed his mind based on Trump’s mental incompetence – has ripped into the President from his own party. On October 8th, Corker tweeted “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.” Then in an interview with the New York Times that night, he stated that Trump’s unstable nature could end up causing “World War III” if something isn’t done.
Bob Corker is retiring from the Senate in a year, and he thus has nothing to worry about when it comes to his reelection fortunes. This week, fellow Republican Senators John McCain and Ben Sasse have also publicly ripped into Donald Trump, thought not as colorfully. Corker seems intent on posing the kind of questions about Trump that the public will end up demanding answers to, in an attempt at forcing his own party to remove Trump before it’s too late.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report