Trump sends signal with Corker attack - Source Thehill

Trevor Jackson
October 12, 2017

"I understand we're on the record", Corker said at the beginning of the phone call with The New York Times. "He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation".

On Oct. 8, Trump's took to social media to blast Corker and alleged that the Tennessee senator had begged him for an endorsement.

The tension in the White House has become so fraught that some officials are anxious Trump may force his Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office, according to Vanity Fair. "Someone obviously missed their shift this morning". It's not clear what Trump meant in saying that the newspaper set up Corker, but the transcript makes clear that Corker knew he was on the record, notes CNN.

As turmoil continues to envelop Trump's administration, the president has become "unstable", and has started "unraveling", and has been "consumed with dark moods", according to sources who spoke with Vanity Fair. Corker told reporters that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly "are those people that help separate our country from chaos".

Sanders appeared ready to criticize Corker throughout the press conference. "I stand by my statement". "Didn't have the guts to run!"

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Womack said Trump has repeatedly offered to support Corker, and as recently as last week asked the senator to change his mind and run for reelection. He may have voted against the deal ultimately, but he not only allowed the deal to happen, he gave it credibility.

Corker's comments to the Times and on Twitter prompted criticism from the administration and even criticism from fellow Republicans in the Senate.

"He worked with them on the legislation that rolled that out", Sanders responded.

He could have been referring to any of a few dozen mercurial outbursts, but likely the trigger was a Saturday tweet in which Trump asserted that "only one thing will work" to rein in North Korea - a statement that could only be read as a direct threat to strike Pyongyang militarily.

"A lot of people think that there is some kind of "good cop, bad cop" act underway, but that's just not true", Corker told the Times. "I think we are well on our way".

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