Senator Bob Corker expanded on his previous — and biting — comments today by again tearing into President Donald Trump over his dishonesty and “lack of desire” for political competence.
Earlier this morning, Corker and Trump reignited their recent feud by taking swipes at each other on TV and across Twitter. The outgoing chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee spoke to CNN’s Manu Raju, and slammed the president on a number of issues, from his dishonesty to his incompetence.
“I think world leaders are very aware that much of what he says is untrue. Certainly people here are because these things are provably untrue,” Corker said. “I don’t know why he lowers himself to such a low, low standard, and debases our country in a way that he does.”
The senator added that Trump will be remembered for “the debasing of our nation, the constant non-truth-telling, the name calling.”
“It’s very sad for our nation,” he added.
Corker wouldn’t say if Trump was a liar, though he remarked that “the president has great difficulty with the truth on many issues.” He also seemed to regret backing Trump in the 2016 election, saying he wouldn’t do that again since the president is “unable to rise to the occasion” of his station.
When asked if he thought Trump was a role model to children in the United States, Corker simply replied: “No, absolutely not.” The senator also reaffirmed his previous thoughts about how the country will be better off if Trump stands aside and lets officials like Rex Tillerson and James Mattis work without interference.
Watch above, via CNN.
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