Trump Is Trying To Give Democrats The Senate By Threatening A Third Republican Senator

Trump Is Trying To Give Democrats The Senate By Threatening A Third Republican Senator

President Trump threatened yet another Republican Friday morning, this time it was Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, as if he is trying to help Democrats win back the Senate in spite of a map that favors Republicans.

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Corker questioned the President’s competency and stability and said without a change the nation would be in great peril, “The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful. He also recently has not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation. He has not demonstrated that he understands what has made this nation great and what it is today… and without the things that I just mentioned happening, our nation is going to go through great peril.”

Thursday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she wouldn’t dignify Corker’s “ridiculous and outrageous claims” with a response, and hours later her boss is on Twitter drawing attention to Corker’s comments.

Harry Enten noted:

His Friday morning ego pump also included touted passing minor bills and pretending he’s defeated/”done” ISIS (?), as he promised he would do in 30 days, taking the fiction further into the land where “few, if any” other administrations have done so much (this is absolutely inaccurate):

PolitiFact on Trump’s ISIS promises:

In a major foreign policy speech Aug. 15, then-candidate Trump said his administration would “aggressively pursue joint and coalition military operations to crush and destroy ISIS.” A few weeks later at a campaign rally, he promised to take the preliminary step of crafting a winning strategy.

“We are going to convene my top generals and give them a simple instruction,” Trump said on Sept. 6, “They will have 30 days to submit to the Oval Office a plan for soundly and quickly defeating ISIS.”

So Trump said he would ask for a plan, and he did. He said the plan would be one for “soundly and quickly defeating ISIS.” Whether the plan actually leads to the defeat of ISIS is another matter. For now, we rate this promise In the Works.

Apparently Trump is now giving himself the Republican dreaded participation award – a trophy for a plan, even if the plan has yet to work or might not work. As if other presidents did not have a plan to fight ISIS. In Trump world, he is the only Might Warrior who promised to defeat ISIS, and words are better than reality, thus he is the winner.

In reality, ISIS has not been defeated and while no one can say if Trump’s plan will work, to suggest ISIS is something “done” is inaccurate by a long shot.

Then Trump made sure his base knows who to blame for his own legislative failures, although it was Republican John McCain who tanked Trump’s healthcare bill:

President Trump is trying to threaten Bob Corker, but instead he just proved Corker’s point. He is not fit for the office.

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