Bob Corker: There Are Times When Trump’s ‘Unpredictability’ Can Be Helpful


Outgoing Senator Bob Corker made headlines last year for his numerous criticisms of President Trump, but he is conceding today that the “unpredictability” from the President can sometimes be helpful.

Corker famously warned that Trump’s rhetoric could put the United States “on the path to World War III” and said there is serious concern regarding Trump’s “volatility.”

During a Davos panel today, Corker said there’s “no question” of “unpredictability” from the President, saying that “people in the room many times” don’t know what his decision will end up being.

“As you know, the President and I haven’t always seen eye to eye, that’s been well-documented,” he continued. “On the other hand, I’ll tell you, I’ve seen where that unpredictability has been helpful in negotiations.”

When pressed for specifics, he cited the Iran deal and how “they know that this president may well wake up one day and just shred it.”

He clarified that this unpredictability “doesn’t always pay off” and can “work to our disadvantage.”

Watch above, via The Washington Post.

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