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Republican Senator: No, I Would Not Vote For Trump Again

The feud between Senator Bob Corker and President Trump reached epic proportions this morning as the Senator from Tennessee continued to wratchet up his critcism. I don’t know how much worse you can get than referring to the White House as a derelict “daycare” when it allows Trump on the twitter machine, but here we are.

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The Hill reports, followed by the video clip:

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said on Tuesday that he wouldn’t support President Trump in another election, saying Trump is “unable to rise to the occasion.”

“Let’s just put it this way: I would not do that again. … I think [Trump’s] proven himself unable to rise to the occasion,” Corker told CNN, asked if he regretted supporting him in the 2016 presidential race.

Corker’s comments are the latest in a growing spat between the GOP senator and Trump that comes hours before the president is scheduled to visit Capitol Hill to meet with the Senate GOP conference.

Corker recently announced he will not seek re-election in 2018, which clears his poliitcal path to say basically anything he wants. Corker did endorse Trump in 2016, and was basically silent until this summer. Now though, all bets are off and Corker has an ax to grind. As you’d expect, President Trump doesn’t let any of it go without response:


He’s been bashing Corker with the Iran deal for weeks now, but Corker’s got nothing to lose anymore with no re-election campaign on the horizon. The craziest thing here is that Trump will need basically every Senator to get tax reform done, and yet we’re witnessing a meltdown of White House/Senate relations.

Furthermore, the President is having lunch with Corker today, along with the rest of the GOP Senators:

President Donald Trump is planning lunch with GOP senators after sparring with several of them, as congressional Republicans turn to overhauling the tax code.

It will be Trump’s first appearance as president at Senate Republicans’ regular Tuesday policy lunch at the Capitol. The gathering has the potential for awkward moments, because it follows spats between Trump and GOP senators such as John McCain of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee, as well as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

I forgot, he’s still feuding with McCain as well, so lunch should be great. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up if you tried.

Nate Ashworth :Nate Ashworth is the Founder and Senior Editor of Election Central. He's been blogging elections and politics for almost a decade. He started covering the 2008 Presidential Election which turned into a full-time political blog in 2012 and 2016.

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    • Senses. Lol. No one needs these senators. They sit around drawing pay checks and prevent meaningful legislation.

      These Republicans are some of the ones President Trump was talking about when he said he wanted to "drain the swap."

  • No idea what 'wratchet" might mean. (Perhaps the stuff that wrodents leave in their tracks?) Are there no editors or proof readers left nowadays?

  • Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said on Tuesday that he wouldn’t support President Trump in another election, saying Trump is “unable to rise to the occasion.”

    This coming from a man who knew he would get his butt kicked if he ran for reelection. So what did he do, he just threw his hands up and didn't seek reelection to avoid being embarrassed. How much credence can you give the comments of a coward??

    • Great comment.

      Since Cooker wouldn't support Trump in "Another Election" that obviously means Muller hasn't found anything on Trump. Which we all knew. Well all of us except ManoD. But he's lost.

    • To call Senator Corker a bozo is so trumpish. Corker is neither foolish or incompetent or did you even look up the meaning of the word? Corker’s term does not expire until Dec 31st so his vote as a congressman is still to be counted.

      The word coward cannot honestly be applied to Corker. It takes a brave heart to speak out especially if you are residing in the lion’s den.

      Trump has had nine months to drain the swamp that he, and you, repeatedly refer to. No one appears to have mapped it’s location yet so “time’s awasting”.

      Today, Monday, Trump starts on a very long ride and by the time it is over he won’t have Obama to blame because the dirty deeds happened on his watch.