Bob Corker unloads on Trump in CNN interview, saying he'll be remembered most for 'the debasement of our nation'

  • Republican Sen. Bob Corker unleashed on President Donald Trump after the president criticised and demeaned him on Twitter on Tuesday morning.
  • Corker said Trump “has great difficulty with the truth” and said he regretted supporting him in the 2016 election.
  • He added, “the debasement of our nation is what [Trump] will be remembered most for.”

Republican Sen. Bob Corker unleashed on President Donald Trump after the president criticised and demeaned him on Twitter on Tuesday morning, telling CNN that there is “no way” he would support the president again in an election.

“I think the debasing of our nation, the constant non-truth telling, the name-calling — I think the debasement of our nation is what he will be remembered most for,” Corker told CNN of Trump.

Trump lashed out at Corker shortly after the powerful Tennessee lawmaker criticised the White House’s involvement in Congress’ tax reform efforts in a morning TV interview.

“Bob Corker, who helped President O give us the bad Iran Deal & couldn’t get elected dog catcher in Tennessee, is now fighting Tax Cuts,” Trump wrote on Tuesday morning. “Corker dropped out of the race in Tennesse when I refused to endorse him, and now is only negative on anything Trump. Look at his record!”

Corker responded to the president on Twitter, writing, “Same untruths from an utterly untruthful president #AlertTheDaycareStaff.”

The senator was referring to a tweet he wrote earlier this month calling the White House an “adult day care center.” Corker has also said recently that the president is pushing the country towards “World War III.”

In an interview on CNN later in the morning, Corker said that Trump “has great difficulty with the truth on many issues” and consistently spreads “provable untruths.”

“Nothing that he said in his tweets today were truthful or accurate and he knows it and people around him know it,” Corker told CNN. “I would hope the staff over there would figure out ways of controlling him when they know everything he said today was absolutely untrue.”

Corker added that Trump encouraged him to run for reelection and said that he would endorse the senator four times before Corker ultimately decided to give up the seat he’s held since 2007.

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