‘A ridiculous and outrageous claim’: Sarah Huckabee Sanders slams comments from top GOP senator who questioned Trump’s competency

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed Republican Sen. Bob Corker’s recent criticism of President Donald Trump during a press briefing at the White House on Thursday. 

Last week, the influential GOP senator issued one of his strongest rebukes of Trump’s leadership thus far in his presidency. 

Talking with local reporters after a town hall in Tennessee last Thursday, Corker, who had so far declined to criticise the president’s controversial remarks about a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, argued that anything short of “radical changes” in the White House would leave the nation in “great peril.” 

“The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful,” Corker said. “He also recently has not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation. He has not demonstrated that he understands what has made this nation great and what it is today … and without the things that I just mentioned happening, our nation is going to go through great peril.” 

Sanders refused to respond to the comments when a reporter raised them at the briefing, instead saying the remarks did not warrant a reaction. 

“I think that’s a ridiculous and outrageous claim and doesn’t even require a response from this podium,” Sanders said. 

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— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) August 24, 2017