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Rep. Dent Defends Corker; Urges Others to Speak Out Against Trump

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By    |   Tuesday, 10 October 2017 09:29 AM

Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., came to the defense of Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and urged more lawmakers to speak out against President Donald Trump.

His comments came during an interview on MSNBC and were later reported by Mediaite.

"I was critical before the 2016 (presidential) election," said Dent, who has announced he won't seek re-election. "I never endorsed Donald Trump."

Dent said he has become concerned about comments from Trump mocking and insulting others.

"A lot of these comments from the president have been disquieting to say the least," he said. "And let's be honest, we've had a lot of these, 'The Emperor has no clothes moments.' And I'm glad that Sen. Corker has brought voice to this.

"I think more of my colleagues should speak up. They say things privately they don't say publicly. I said it publicly before I announced I wasn't running (for re-election)."

And he added: "When you're the President of the United States, your words are policy. People take those words very seriously, and I don't think the president has learned that yet. The president, I believe, has to be much more measured in his rhetoric, but good luck with that."

Corker had been critical of Trump in a New York Times' interview where he said the president's reckless threats toward other countries could set the nation "on the path to World War III."

And Trump has attacked Corker on Twitter.

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Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., came to the defense of Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and urged more lawmakers to speak out against President Donald Trump.His comments came during an interview on MSNBC and were later reported by Mediaite.
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