Corker: Nation faces ‘great peril’ without ‘radical changes’ in Trump White House

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker today called for “radical changes” in the White House to bring more stability and confidence to Donald Trump’s presidency, reports the Times Free Press.

“The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence, that he needs to demonstrate in order for him to be successful — and our nation and our world needs for him to be successful, whether you are Republican or Democrat,” Corker told the Chattanooga Rotary club today.

In some of his sharpest criticisms yet of President Trump, the Tennessee Republican chided Trump for his comments about the fatal protest rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Va., Trump’s “hot rhetoric” about North Korea and his tweets criticizing fellow Republicans in the Congress.

“We’re at a point where there needs to be radical changes at the White House — it has to happen,” Corker told reporters following his luncheon address. “He (President Trump) recently has not demonstrated that he understands the character of our nation — what has made it great and what it is today. He’s got to demonstrate the characteristics of a president who understands that. Without those things happening, our nation is going to go through great peril.”

Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Trump “needs to move beyond himself and move to a place where he thinks what is best for the nation.”

Despite instances of partisan, ideological and racial polarization across the country, Corker urged Trump to try to reconcile differences, rather than inflame heated emotions.

“We should hope that he aspires, that he does some self reflection, and that he does what is necessary to demonstrate stability, to demonstrate competence and demonstrate he understands the character of our nation and works daily to bring out the best from the people of our nation,” Corker said. “Helping to inspire divisions because it generates support from your base is not a formula for causing our nation to advance and to overcome the many issues that we have to deal with right now.”

Note: has posted a video of Corker’s remarks, HERE.

5 Responses to Corker: Nation faces ‘great peril’ without ‘radical changes’ in Trump White House

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    Stuart I. Anderson says:

    Frankly, we are way past the point where Tennessee voters need to rid themselves of the tradition of sending the same worthless middle-of-the road place holders back to Washington election after election.

    Hopefully Corker’s nonsensical statement so close to his August 2018 re-election will motivate a good conservative opponent to oppose him so Tennessee voters can do their part to drain the swamp by sending Corker home.

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    Linda McCarty says:

    I am sure this was a difficult decision for Sen. Corker to make. I am grateful to see Sen. Corker confront the instability of this president. This is the first time in my life that I am genuinely fearful for our nation due to lack of presidential leadership. This is not related to party politics. Our country’s security and standing in the world is too important to stand by such incompetence demonstrated by this president. We must have statesmanship and rational thinking if we are to endure.

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    Darryl Coleman says:

    Yep… Corker is trying to keep his name is the “ring” so voters will remember —NOT>>> Needs to be replaced by someone who will REPRESENT Tennesseans!

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    Jennie Young says:

    Middle-of-the-road is not a pejorative except to those who believe entrenched certitude is productive, and it’s not really an apt term to describe our more moderate Senator Corker anyway. The word I like best is deliberative, and that’s always a good thing, especially in a time of such great divide that even that takes courage. I’m a liberal Democrat but one I hope who can always be called deliberative. I value what Senator Corker said today because he’s absolutely correct, and I’ve said that before about him. The only quarrel I have with his statement today is that it’s way overdue. Trump’s already done damage we will be long in overcoming and is in position to do much more before he’s through. Count on it. Congress has serious oversight responsibility here, and I hope Senator Corker will be the leader we need to help his colleagues respond whenever the need is triggered. We’ve had Tennessee Republican congressional heroes before and Senator Corker may well be another to deserve that legacy.

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      In order to enlighten voters as to what their senators and congressmen are doing in Washington Heritage Action comes up with a scorecard based on about sixty key votes and sponsorship of legislation. 100% = a perfect conservative score, 0% = a perfect liberal score. (Please remember that Corker is in the REPUBLICAN PARTY, the allegedly conservative of the two parties.)

      Corker’s lifetime score is 56% and his score for the 114th Congress (2015-16) was 50%. I say the very model of “worthless middle-of-the road” Jennie Young probably would say “real deliberative.” Either way, so long as the Republican voters know and have an opportunity to make a change next August.

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