The president continues to shoot himself in the foot over and over, seemingly unable to grasp that to get stuff done as a leader, you’re sometimes going to have to reach out to those that you don’t fully agree with. That cooperation for the sake of getting stuff done just isn’t as high on Trump’s priorities list as growing his own power.
For reasons that are not immediately clear, the president took to Twitter this Sunday to attack Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, who recently announced his intent to not seek re-election. Although Corker is a Republican, there isn’t really anyone who the president is unwilling to throw under the bus for the sake of making himself look good.
Trump wrote on Twitter:
‘Senator Bob Corker “begged” me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. I said “NO” and he dropped out (said he could not win without my endorsement). He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said “NO THANKS.” He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal!’
Trump added that he “would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda,” and that the Tennessee Senator “didn’t have the guts to run.”
There is no immediate indication that what Trump is saying is accurate and Corker really “begged” him for his endorsement. His language here recalls tweets he posted some time ago falsely claiming that the two co-hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe had begged to spend their New Year’s Eve with him.
Trump’s endorsement certainly didn’t do much in the most recent Congressional race that he waded into down in Alabama. He endorsed incumbent Senator Luther Strange in the Republican primary, but Strange lost to the Breitbart-backed Roy Moore.
Corker is partly “responsible” for the Iran Deal being allowed to go into effect, but it’s not as though he was at the negotiating table with the Iranians. Congress is supposed to work on the principle of bipartisanship, and that’s what Corker exhibited when he opened negotiations with his Democratic colleagues on the handling of the deal back in 2015.
The president’s latest jab at the deal is the latest indication that he intends to tear it up, in a manner of speaking, even though it puts restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program.
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