President Trump has shown his willingness to criticize anyone, and everyone, who criticizes him, regardless of political affiliation or country of birth.
With the many crisis facing the country, President Trump has focused his energy and time on Bob Corker. At a time when Trump needs to be recruiting support in Congress, he establishes himself as no better than a toddler throwing a fit in day care.
With a narrow Republican margin of 52 to 48 in the Senate, you’d expect Trump would be trying to curry favor within the GOP caucus, to ensure unanimous support among Senate Republicans. Yet, he has now singled out 11 GOP senators for discouraging words, mostly on Twitter, some while he was running for the presidency and some since he took office. Bob Corker is only the most recent.
On Wednesday Corker said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White Hosue Chief of Staff John Kelly “help separate our country from chaos.”
Predictably Trump responded on Twitter with a direct attack on Corker. Trump said:
Corker, responded with his own Tweet:
It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.
11. “When I told him that that just wasn’t in the cards, he said, ‘You know, if you run, I’ll endorse you.’ I said, ‘Mr. President, it’s just not in the cards; I’ve already made a decision.'”
12. “I would compliment him on things that he did well, and I’d criticize things that were inappropriate. So it’s been really the same all the way through.”
When a Republican Senator, and the Chairman of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, warns that the President may be taking us to the brink of WWIII there is something terribly wrong. When a Republican compares the President to a misbehaving toddler.
When a toddler throws a tantrum it is important to establish who’s the boss, and remain consistently unyielding. The importance of a strong disciplinarian is essential to prevent further acting out. America is without a parent to exert control over Trump. Our only hope is that the Judicial and Legislative Branches of Government remain strong and defiant.