White House fires back at top GOP senator's scorching criticism: 'I think the president is the one that's keeping the world from chaos'

Sarah huckabee sandersDrew Angerer/Getty ImagesWhite House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during a briefing.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded on Friday to veiled criticisms of President Donald Trump from Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker.

Corker, who recently announced his intent to not seek reelection, took what many saw as a shot at Trump on Wednesday, noting his cabinet officials’ sound and stable nature.

“I think Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Mattis and chief of staff Kelly are those people that help separate our country from chaos,” Corker said, referring to Defence Secretary James Mattis and White House chief of staff John Kelly.

In Friday’s White House press briefing, Sanders said, “I think that the president is the one that’s keeping the world from chaos.”

“He has an incredible team around him that’s helping him lead that effort,” she added. “He’s had tremendous accomplishments on the international stage by working with allies and confronting enemies. We’re gonna continue doing that — we’re gonna continue doing that as a team with the president leading that effort.”

Corker’s and Sanders’ comments after reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson mulled a resignation after referring to Trump as a “moron.” The State Department denied that Tillerson made such comments.

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