Earlier today, President Trump reignited his feud with Republican Senator Bob Corker. On Twitter, the president attacked Senator Corker in a variety of ways – from his part in the Iran deal, to calling him a “lightweight,” to saying he could not get elected dog catcher, to his size, by calling him “liddle.” In response, Senator Corker, in an interview with CNN, attacked the president accusing him of debasing the country, being untruthful, not being a role model for children, and saying he would not support President Trump again when it came to getting him elected. These comments by Senator Corker do raise an interesting question. What are Senator Corker’s motives in his statement about the president?
Those who feel Senator Corker is just being honest point immediately to the president’s tweets on Monday. With all he has going on, he, out of the blue, attacks a senator he desperately needs in order to get his agenda through. Also, the president, in their minds, has continually been caught in lie after lie on a variety of things since before he took office. In addition, they feel the president’s behavior and his lack of understanding world affairs is further proof that Senator Corker is telling the truth. Finally, Senator Corker has one of the best reputations in Washington, D.C., as a serious and knowledgeable person and, if it comes down to a who do you believe between the president and him, they will go with Senator Corker every time.
People who feel he has ulterior motives argue that Senator Corker was in line for some top cabinet posts, or even the vice presidency, and was passed over. They see him as a man who never got national notice until his feud with the president, and is using that to elevate his status nationwide. They view him as a hypocrite because he continues to vote with the president on issues, and was a key player in getting him elected. Finally, they do not see his statements as a man standing up for the country, but as a man who is about to go into retirement and is desperately trying to stay relevant.
In the days of President Trump, the news is seemingly never dull. This is just the latest in a constant march of controversies for the president. Is he debasing the country, as Senator Corker says? That is for the people to decide when he runs for reelection in 2020.
Here is CNN’s interview with Senator Corker:
What were Senator Corker’s motives in his statement today? Was he being honest and speaking his mind, or is he carrying a grudge against the president?
Senator Corker is just being honest
Those who feel Senator Corker is just being honest say to look at the president’s record and you have all the proof you need that Senator Corker is telling the truth.
Bob Corker knows Trump is temperamentally unfit to be in public office, let alone serve as president of the United States.
— Rahsaan (@RahsaanBall) October 24, 2017
— Carter Reid (@zombiejunky) October 24, 2017
Well said!!! Bob Corker says Trump 'utterly untruthful president' – BBC News https://t.co/HCZpfrldNW
— Andy Armstrong (@AndyRArmstrong) October 24, 2017
— (((ProperGander))) (@BamaStephen) October 24, 2017
Senator Corker has an ulterior motive
People who feel Senator Corker has an ulterior motive say he has been carrying a grudge against the president for awhile and is now trying to smear him.
Bob Corker is getting his 15 minutes of fame today. In 5 years (Trump's second term) you won't even remember who he is #AlertTheDaycareStaff
— Elmer Jay (@MrFudd1) October 24, 2017
Corker is mad because he swung Tennessee's primary in favor of Trump, but Pence got the offer for VP instead of Corker.
— Tylas Boycerwood ? (@TBoyce14) October 24, 2017
corker where was this spine when trump was running OH WAIT he said he might make you SecState back then huh
— Drake (@CANNIBAL_WASP) October 24, 2017
Corker has big difficulty to be an honest politician,he wanted to be Vice President or Secretary of State that’s why he is pissed at Trump
— Roberto Cardella (@Rob_Card) October 24, 2017
What do you think? Does Senator Corker have ulterior motives for criticizing the president?