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WSJ: Corker Speaks Truth on Trump

WSJ: Corker Speaks Truth on Trump

By    |   Tuesday, 10 October 2017 10:36 AM

The Wall Street Journal sided with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., in his criticism of President Donald Trump and said the lawmaker was telling the truth.

"Donald Trump’s weekend Twitter spat with Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is a familiar story: The President is a Party of One for whom personal loyalty is the only test." the newspaper noted in an editorial posted Monday evening.

"He isn’t going to change, so the meaningful question is how Republicans should navigate his periodic explosions to help the country and maintain their majorities in Congress. Mr. Trump unleashed his tirade because he is still sore that Mr. Corker said this summer that the president hadn’t shown the stability or competence to be successful. The two later had it out in the Oval Office, but Mr. Corker stood by his words. And why shouldn’t he?"

The newspaper noted Corker was just expressing views held by many on Capitol Hill and even some within the administration.

"What they fear, and want to contain, are the president’s lack of discipline, short fuse, narcissism and habit of treating even foreign heads of state as if they are Rosie O’Donnell," the Journal said.

"In other words, Mr. Corker was trying to be helpful by telling the truth. And he has standing to do so because he has tried to steer Mr. Trump in a constructive direction without personal grandstanding."

The Journal said Republican lawmakers' strategy should now include pushing for good policies, "particular strong, pro-growth tax reform."

'Some members might think they can hurt Mr. Trump by blocking reform, but the president will merely blame Republicans and gladly work with Democrats if they take back the House and Senate in 2018," the paper said.

The Journal added: "The more Congress and the Cabinet can accomplish on their own, the less hostage they will be to Mr. Trump’s impulsive turns."

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The Wall Street Journal sided with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., in his criticism of President Donald Trump and said the lawmaker was telling the truth.
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