Trump taunted “liddle'” [sic] Bob Corker all morning on Twitter. Corker unloaded on Trump a few hours ago:
Some choice quotes for those who can’t / won’t watch the video:
“Nothing that he said in his tweets today was truthful… I would hope the staff over there would figure out ways of controlling him when they know that everything he said today was untruthful.”
“It’s amazing. Unfortunately, I think world leaders are very aware that much of what he says is untrue. Certainly people here are because these things are provably untrue. I don’t know why he lowers himself to such a low, low standard and debases himself the way he does, but he does.”
“The president has great difficulty with the truth. On many issues.”
“We’re going to be in our hearing process addressing the fact that he with only the one other person on the defense side has tremendous powers [i.e., nuclear launch capabilities]… I expressed concerns a few weeks ago about his leadership, stability and lack of desire to be competent on issues…”
Corker also said he wouldn’t support Trump for president again. And I suppose it’s a good thing that he’s speaking out now, if only on the infinitesimally small chance that it might inspire other Republicans to sack up (haha — not gonna happen!).
But hearing those remarks also makes me want to grab the (liddle’) sumbitch by the shoulders and shake him until his teeth rattle. Exactly what part of Trump’s mean-spiritedness, instability, incuriousity, incompetence and mendacity wasn’t blazingly obvious all along?
Corker says “debasement of the country” will be Trump’s legacy. Enabling Trump will be Corker’s.