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White House Doubles Down on Corker Criticism


By    |   Tuesday, 10 October 2017 04:32 PM

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was peppered with questions Tuesday regarding President Donald Trump's war of words with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., each time saying she and the president stand by their comments about the senator.

Newsmax's John Gizzi asked Sanders if Corker asked Trump if he could serve as secretary of state in his administration, a request Gizzi called "almost historically unknown."

Sanders replied by saying, "I haven't talked to him specifically about that. I would imagine the president whole heartedly stands by his statement on that."

Later, Sanders was asked if she stood by her own opening statement at the press briefing, in which she said Corker played an integral role in the Iran nuclear deal — even though he was opposed to it and ultimately voted against it.

Trump called out Corker over the weekend for helping the Iran deal pass:

"He worked with them on the legislation that rolled that out. That's what helped, I think, put things in motion," Sanders said, alluding to bipartisan legislation that Corker helped write that allowed lawmakers to review the deal. That legislation, however, also made it a requirement that 60 votes would be needed for the Senate to vote down the agreement.

"He may have voted against the deal ultimately, but he not only allowed the deal to happen, he gave it credibility," Sanders added. "I stand by my statement."

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