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GOP Senator Bob Corker Says Trump’s Recklessness Threatens ‘World War III’

chadskin

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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.”
The senator, Mr. Trump said, had “begged” for his endorsement. “I said ‘NO’ and he dropped out (said he could not win without my endorsement),” the president wrote. He also said that Mr. Corker had asked to be secretary of state. “I said ‘NO THANKS,’” he wrote.

Mr. Corker flatly disputed that account, saying Mr. Trump had urged him to run again, and promised to endorse him if he did. But the exchange laid bare a deeper rift: The senator views Mr. Trump as given to irresponsible outbursts — a political novice who has failed to make the transition from show business.

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.
All but inviting his colleagues to join him in speaking out about the president, Mr. Corker said his concerns about Mr. Trump were shared by nearly every Senate Republican.

“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.”

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.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/08/us/politics/trump-corker.html
 

Shauni

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I really have no love for Corker and he's pulled some real shit here in TN, but this is about as raw as we've seen an elected GOP official criticize Trump. No chill.
 

RPGCrazied

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Good stuff. But he isn't seeking reelection. Lets get this type of criticism from a GOP senator seeking reelection.

Corker can basically say fuck it and go all out.
 

Zophar

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Everyone in the Senate GOP knows they're risking the end of FUCKING CIVILIZATION and they care more about getting re-elected than impeaching this godforsaken shithead.

I appreciate Corker speaking out but the cowardice in the GOP is enraging.
 

Curious Puppy

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If only Chuck Todd or Dickerson or any news anchor had the balls to directly ask him how he didn’t realize this a year ago.
 

Linkura

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This is a good start, but he needs to call for impeachment. He's not running for reelection; why the fuck not?
 

entremet

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So get your buds in the House to impeach him?

Trump doesn't need to commit a damn crime for articles of impeachment to be presented. Otherwise, it's all talk.
 

Phreaker

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Damn!

It's refreshing to hear he and other Republicans are worried about him. Now do something about it. He's really unhinged lately and starting to scare me.

If only Chuck Todd or Dickerson or any news anchor had the balls to directly ask him how he didn't realize this a year ago.

Oh, yes please!
 

kamineko

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Strange to be agreeing with this man, but that's what we're living through these days
 

Knoxcore

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It's nice and all but he's retiring. In less than two years he'll likely be replaced by the likes of Marsha Blackburn. By and large, the elected GOP are not taking Corker's side. They are muzzled by their constituents and donor base.
 

Jedi2016

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It would be nice if the rest of the government had the balls to actually tell the truth about our Dear Leader.
 

Shauni

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Good stuff. But he isn't seeking reelection. Lets get this type of criticism from a GOP senator seeking reelection.

Corker can basically say fuck it and go all out.

Jeff Flake is running for re-election, so there's him.
 

Shauni

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If only Chuck Todd or Dickerson or any news anchor had the balls to directly ask him how he didn’t realize this a year ago.

Like what would that even do? You think it would just be some kind of, 'oh, gotcha' or something? All he'd say is some variation of 'O didn't think he was that bad then/didn't know he was/he gave a lot of promises behind closed doors, etc.'
 

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”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."

Yet, you and a large number of Americans didn't care for the years of bullshit he tweeted well before he announced his run for the presidency. You didn't care that he was lying all during his campaign and saying irresponsible shit left and right. And now you decided to care when hes actually in a position to screw up everything? He might be a liar through and through, but never once did Donald Trump ever hide what he was. You thought you could contain him. You cant contain him when nearly 50% of america co-signs his crazy bullshit. You had to know what danger he posed to the stability of the world. You chose power over stability and probably fucked us all in the long run for years to come. 90% of what he does in office is trying to get back at people who dont like him or made him look stupid or at least highlighted it when he was in a situation outside of his depth. The other 10% is spamming social media with irresponsible messages and bitching about the media.

Party over country right??
 

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fuzzyset

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I guess it's good that Republicans are re-realizing what they knew during the primaries?
 

Kusagari

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Honestly, Corker can fuck off.

He was one of Trump's biggest supporters among the Senate Republicans back during the election. He knew exactly how he was back then too.
 

JordanN

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So get your buds in the House to impeach him?

Trump doesn't need to commit a damn crime for articles of impeachment to be presented. Otherwise, it's all talk.

Impeachment is a waste of time. You go from one crappy Republican to a slightly less but still horrendously awful one.

The next President should either be an independent or Democrat.
 

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Impeachment is a waste of time. You go from one crappy Republican to a slightly less but still horrendously awful one.

The next President should either be an independent or Democrat.
"Even the president's own party recognizes the president is so wildly incompetent and unfit for the job that he has to be managed like a child lest we risk starting world war III, but hey, the next guy will also push bad policies so let's just roll with it"
 

epmode

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Impeachment is a waste of time. You go from one crappy Republican to a slightly less but still horrendously awful one.

I would be far less worried about impending nuclear war with anyone else, no matter how awful they are.
 

Ithil

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Impeachment is a waste of time. You go from one crappy Republican to a slightly less but still horrendously awful one.

The next President should either be an independent or Democrat.

That's not how it works. Pence would be president only for the rest of Trump's turn, and would be a lame duck president that would get destroyed in 2020.
 

ISOM

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Impeachment is a waste of time. You go from one crappy Republican to a slightly less but still horrendously awful one.

The next President should either be an independent or Democrat.

No the fuck it is not.
 

Zolo

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That's not how it works. Pence would be president only for the rest of Trump's turn, and would be a lame duck president that would get destroyed in 2020.

I'd also be less worried about Pence starting war with NK.
 

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Everyone in the Senate GOP knows they're risking the end of FUCKING CIVILIZATION and they care more about getting re-elected than impeaching this godforsaken shithead.

I appreciate Corker speaking out but the cowardice in the GOP is enraging.
This, a million fucking times. Trump has potentially irreparably damaged everything the POTUS is supposed to represent on a global scale, and still the GOP only cares about remaining in power. Deeply disturbing and disgusting.
 

CHC

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Pathetic old fuckheads trying to suppress the monster they created. Fuck YOU, Corker, and all you other old white assholes who pretended this guy was an acceptable choice. FUCK you.

Never have any sympathy or forgiveness for these cunts, not even on the day they die.
 

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Should probably push your party to get rid of him and stop supporting his policy pushes then.

You know, if you actually cared.
 

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I'm really not feeling that the only people showing any kind of spine are retiring, dying, or not up for re-election any time soon (Murkowski). Makes it way too easy for his supporters to "no true Scotsman" these kind of comments.
 

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Without offering specifics, he said Mr. 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,” Mr. Corker said.

All but inviting his colleagues to join him in speaking out about the president, Mr. Corker said his concerns about Mr. Trump were shared by nearly every Senate Republican.

“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.”

Neat.

But I'd imagine, for these old dudes, the constant looming threat of WWIII and Donald's fuckery is still preferable to Democrats having control of the WH and/or Congress.

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.”
Impotent dude from a political party that succeeds by constantly lying to everyone, including their own base, wonders why another impotent dude from the same party is lying to everyone.
 

rjinaz

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I'm really not feeling that the only people showing any kind of spine are retiring, dying, or not up for re-election any time soon (Murkowski). Makes it way too easy for his supporters to "no true Scotsman" these kind of comments.

Yeah

"See there are people within the Republican party that are perfectly reasonable"

"I'm going to ignore that the reason is conditional, as long as they are not up for reelection"
 

Cesare Borgia

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Impeachment is a waste of time. You go from one crappy Republican to a slightly less but still horrendously awful one.

The next President should either be an independent or Democrat.

This isn't true at all. Donald Trump is uniquely unqualified to be president of the United States. He is mentally unhinged and possibly guilty of impeachable offenses. Say what you will about the rest of the line of succession, including Pence, but they are all at least qualified to be president and mentally sane. "I don't agree with his politics" is NOT a good argument here. This is about mental fitness, as well as not (allegedly) being a Russian stooge.
 

DietRob

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All of these GOP assholes thought he would pivot and be nothing more than a little hand to sign their terrible bills. They were too blinded by their lust for power that they couldn't or refused to see what we all knew he is unfit to serve. Now they are all too scared or proud to admit they fucked up.

If the majority of Senate GOP have the same view and fears as Corker and they aren't going to say anything then blood on their hands when he does get us into ww3
 

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A guest begs you to open the door and let who you expect is an arsonist in your house. Once the suspected arsonist is in, and said guest is on their way out the door - that same guest wants some recognition for telling you how much of a threat the arsonist is.