Bob Corker (R-TN), responding to the Tennessee lawmaker's recent public critique of the administration. During comments to local reporters after a speech to the Chattanooga Rotary Club, Corker called for "radical changes" in how the Trump White House operates. It would have been better if President Trump had said that immediately after Charlottesville and stuck to it.
During the first on-camera White House press briefing in weeks, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about Corker's comments and refused to engage.
Sen. Bob Corker slammed President Donald Trump's handling of the racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, charging that the President "has not demonstrated he understands the character of this nation".
President Trump remains very popular among Tennesseeans, where he easily defeated Hillary Clinton by a 61 percent to 35 percent margin in 2016.
After talking with Vice President Mike Pence Friday, Corker said he "applauds the Trump administration for standing with the Venezuelan people".
Bob Corker's (R-Tenn.) concerns about the president, Trump's spokesperson added that the senator's rhetoric has been "ridiculous and outrageous", and "doesn't dignify a response from this podium". Lindsay Graham ("He just can't forget his election trouncing") and Jeff Flake ("he's toxic!").
Trump expressed frustration over a bipartisan bill sanctioning Russian Federation and tried to convince Senate Foreign Relations Chairman [Corker] that it wasn't good policy, according to three people familiar with the call.
He was also photographed on a golf outing with the president and University of Tennessee football legend Peyton Manning. And some White House advisers say the president needs to campaign against Washington and politics as usual. I know that for a fact.
Scott Cepicky, the chairman of the Maury County Republican Party, said the GOP-controlled Congress will have to start delivering in the aftermath of the failed efforts to repeal Obama's signature health care law, or it could blow back on Corker's re-election effort next year. "But there are things that I think any rational person would say I wish he hadn't said this or done that".