Over the weekend, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) unleashed hell on President Trump in an interview with the New York Times, who we’re certain was absolutely giddy about the prospect of publishing intra-party Republican warfare.
Corker recently announced his decision not to run for re-election to the U.S. Senate.
Which means he’s now unencumbered by the threat of a primary race for letting loose on his true opinions.
Among his many barbs were a characterization of a White House in disarray, held together only by sheer force of personality by John Kelly and Gen. Mattis.
The cherry on top was Corker’s tweet which went thusly, “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”
Please, Sen. Corker, tell us how you really feel.
Here’s more from Redstate…
Earlier today, we reported on the manner in which Bob Corker had responded to a Trump Twitter Tirade this morning: by suggesting that Trump’s White House was like an adult day care. But it turns out the Corkmeister was just warming up for the real insults, which dropped this evening in an interview with the New York Times:
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, Mr. Corker said he was alarmed about a president who acts “like he’s doing ‘The Apprentice’ or something.”
“He concerns me,” Mr. Corker added. “He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation.”
As for the Twitter battle this morning — in which Trump claimed that Corker had unsuccessfully sought Trump’s endorsement — Corker flatly called Trump a liar:
As for the tweets that set off the feud on Sunday morning, Mr. Corker expressed a measure of powerlessness.
“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 senator recalled four conversations this year, a mix of in-person meetings and phone calls, in which he said the president had encouraged him to run for re-election. Mr. Trump, he said, repeatedly indicated he wanted to come to Tennessee for an early rally on Mr. Corker’s behalf and even telephoned him last Monday to try to get him to reconsider his decision to retire.