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Senator Corker's Jaw Dropping NYT Interview About Donald

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Retiring Senator Bob Corker, newly liberated from ever having to run for office again, gave a jaw dropping interview with the New York Times where he lampooned Donald and basically said he is an idiot who doesn't understand what the hell he's doing. He also doubled down on earlier comments where he said that certain adults in the room are the only ones preventing this shit show from getting even worse.

    Here's some excerpts from the interview. I'll remind you that Corker is a Republican Senator...

    "I know for a fact that every single day at the White House it’s a situation of trying to contain him."

    "But yes, I mean, you know, yes. He concerns me. I mean he would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation." (Emphasis by me)

    "I do worry that these — Sometimes I feel like he’s on a reality show of some kind, you know, when he’s talking about these big foreign policy issues. And, you know, he doesn’t realize that, you know, that we could be heading towards World War III with the kinds of comments that he’s making."

    "Well, when I watch his performances, you know, it very much feels to me like he thinks as president he’s on a reality television show. And I just mean — I don’t think he understands that the messages that he sends out, especially when you take into account they’re being received in other languages around the world, what that does. I know he’s hurt, in several instances, he’s hurt us as it relates to negotiations that were underway by tweeting things out. And I just — It worries me."

    "It’s just total — I mean, again, it’s like he’s doing “The Apprentice” or something. He’s just putting on an act. And it’s worrisome. You have people out there working hard to bring some — to solve problems, and those kinds of statements set us back. They just do."

    Again - this is all from a conservative Republican Senator who was on Donald's short list to be Secretary of State, but didn't get the job because he wasn't tall enough for Donald's liking.

    The part of the interview that stuck out the most to me was how he was adamant that the vast majority of Senate Republicans agree with pretty much everything he's saying, which means that the Republican Party is enabling Donald. I applaud Senator Corker for being so blunt about Donald, but it also deeply frustrates me that the Republican Party knows Donald is a threat to our democracy, but won't do anything about it because he's on "their team."

  • Center Left
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    I like that he has shown being a free thinker is both healthy and better than Just being partisan and captive. I will look into this more this evening

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    Retiring Senator Bob Corker, newly liberated from ever having to run for office again, gave a jaw dropping interview with the New York Times where he lampooned Donald and basically said he is an idiot who doesn't understand what the hell he's doing. He also doubled down on earlier comments where he said that certain adults in the room are the only ones preventing this shit show from getting even worse.

    Here's some excerpts from the interview. I'll remind you that Corker is a Republican Senator...

    "I know for a fact that every single day at the White House it’s a situation of trying to contain him."

    "But yes, I mean, you know, yes. He concerns me. I mean he would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation." (Emphasis by me)

    "I do worry that these — Sometimes I feel like he’s on a reality show of some kind, you know, when he’s talking about these big foreign policy issues. And, you know, he doesn’t realize that, you know, that we could be heading towards World War III with the kinds of comments that he’s making."

    "Well, when I watch his performances, you know, it very much feels to me like he thinks as president he’s on a reality television show. And I just mean — I don’t think he understands that the messages that he sends out, especially when you take into account they’re being received in other languages around the world, what that does. I know he’s hurt, in several instances, he’s hurt us as it relates to negotiations that were underway by tweeting things out. And I just — It worries me."

    "It’s just total — I mean, again, it’s like he’s doing “The Apprentice” or something. He’s just putting on an act. And it’s worrisome. You have people out there working hard to bring some — to solve problems, and those kinds of statements set us back. They just do."

    Again - this is all from a conservative Republican Senator who was on Donald's short list to be Secretary of State, but didn't get the job because he wasn't tall enough for Donald's liking.

    The part of the interview that stuck out the most to me was how he was adamant that the vast majority of Senate Republicans agree with pretty much everything he's saying, which means that the Republican Party is enabling Donald. I applaud Senator Corker for being so blunt about Donald, but it also deeply frustrates me that the Republican Party knows Donald is a threat to our democracy, but won't do anything about it because he's on "their team."

    Remember this:

    Trump Appointees Take Turns Praising Him in Bizarre Cabinet ...

    Vanity Fair › news › 2017/06 › donald-tr...

    AMP - Jun 12, 2017 - Donald Trump'sdisapproval rating may be at an all-time high, but inside the White House"

    That's what Trump demands and lives with. No reality

  • Independent
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    Thanks for the link. lets hope leaders outside of the US are just rolling their eyes, able to see that trump is an outlier, and they just need to wait him out. Ideally they can see trump got elected during a perfect storm of bad events, rather than a reflection of where the US us headed long term.

    Historically I believe trump will be remembered for bringing about a lot positive changes, but none of those changes were changes he wanted or liked. And changes that reflect that he was a extremely bad and ineffective POTUS. A bit like having healthy laws created because of crimes and\or bad events by bad people.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Idiot, moron, whatever, many shrinks have said he is unstable and unfit to lead. He wants to match IQ's with Tillerson, I wonder what the IQ of a 7 year old mind would reveal?
  • Independent
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    The problem is that the 49 other senators keep their mouth shut and still stick with the lunatic. All of them are super hypocrites who have no backbone or decency in their bodies. As I said many times this country has lost all confidence of the rest of the world. Yes we are returning to the uneducated white religious 1850's times. Congratulations America by not accepting what other civilized countries do. Grab your horse, cowboy hat and six shooters; that's all you know.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote: The problem is that the 49 other senators keep their mouth shut and still stick with the lunatic. All of them are super hypocrites who have no backbone or decency in their bodies. As I said many times this country has lost all confidence of the rest of the world. Yes we are returning to the uneducated white religious 1850's times. Congratulations America by not accepting what other civilized countries do. Grab your horse, cowboy hat and six shooters; that's all you know.
    The other problem is that when Trump tweets or speaks, the media is right on top of it, we know how to treat a child, the child becomes overbearing, a nuisance, and combative, we put the child in a corner and ignore him-her, until the kid calms down and begins to listen to reason. Exactly what the media should do, when Trump says or tweets something outlandish, outrageous, or audacious, they should just ignore it, and report on stories that really matter, like, what our congress did today, turn the attention away from the media whore. Simple, isn't it?
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dockadams Wrote: The other problem is that when Trump tweets or speaks, the media is right on top of it, we know how to treat a child, the child becomes overbearing, a nuisance, and combative, we put the child in a corner and ignore him-her, until the kid calms down and begins to listen to reason.

    Donald never seemed to get that lesson from his parents because he was literally born with a gold spoon in his mouth.

    Dockadams Wrote:Exactly what the media should do, when Trump says or tweets something outlandish, outrageous, or audacious, they should just ignore it, and report on stories that really matter, like, what our congress did today, turn the attention away from the media whore. Simple, isn't it?

    No! They should definitely not stop reporting on Donald's nonsense. The American public needs to be reminded over and over and over again that they (well, I guess I should say a handful of people in three states who overruled the will of the people) gave this narcissistic sociopath the keys to our nuclear codes.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Well jeez Jared, the media gives him way, way too much attention, what can be done about that? Everyday it makes me sick with his tweets and camera time (air time), it's what they did during his campaign, free air time. It's beyond ridiculous now.

    Now this administration is talking about stifling the media, our first amendment rights.

    "First Amendment - Religion and Expression. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press"

    Licensing journalists and the media?

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dockadams Wrote: Well jeez Jared, the media gives him way, way too much attention, what can be done about that? Everyday it makes me sick with his tweets and camera time (air time), it's what they did during his campaign, free air time. It's beyond ridiculous now.

    It makes me sick too, but I think the American public needs to be reminded over and over again that a handful of people in three states voted to give this narcissistic sociopath the keys to our nuclear codes. I also think the American public needs to be reminded over and over again that a handful of people in three states also voted to give this narcissistic sociopath the ability to rip health coverage away from them with the stroke of a pen.

    Will those handful of people ever admit they were wrong? Probably not. Bernie or busters will never admit they are wrong.

    I only hope that some of the 41% of voters who were too lazy to vote in 2016 might wake up and realize that sitting on their ass and doing nothing isn't the best way to "make American great again."


    Back to Senator Corker. He only said what the vast majority of Republican Senators believe, but is no longer constrained by the fear of a primary challenge from the right because he's retiring.

    Donald is a bumbling idiot. Senator Corker said as much. It's too bad that most Senate Republicans are more concerned about being reelected than holding Donald to account.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Corker is not alone. The latest Trump lie is for him to claim that none of the other presidents wrote letters or called the families of soldiers who died on the battlefield. Aides for Obama and Bush are pushing back on this outrageous lie. But Gregg Popovich, the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, was particularly incensed in a call to David Zarin of the Nation:

    "This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others. This has of course been a common practice of his, but to do it in this manner—and to lie about how previous Presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers—is as low as it gets. We have a pathological liar in the White House: unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically to hold this office and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day. The people who work with this President should be ashamed because they know it better than anyone just how unfit he is, and yet they choose to do nothing about it. This is their shame most of all." -- Gregg Popovich

    You can bet that if the San Antonio Spurs win the NBA championship they will not be invited to the White House.

    Waiting for Trump to tweet how awful Popovich is as a coach.

  • Center Left
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    Greg Popovich is a great coach and a good man. Sadly these days not enough are stepping forward to say what needs said. Very glad that he has.