In an interview with reporter Jonathan Martin, Corker said that most Republican senators realized that Trump was a threat to the general world order.
“[They] understand the volatility that we’re dealing with and the tremendous amount of work that it takes by people around him to keep him in the middle of the road,” he said.
After the mild-mannered Senator came unglued on Twitter on Monday, he told the New York Times he was trying to send a message to “the good guys” — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly
As long as there are people like that around him who are able to talk him down when he gets spun up, you know, calm him down and continue to work with him before a decision gets made, I think we’ll be fine,” he said.
On Sunday, Corker publicly shared the widespread view among Senate Republicans that the people around Trump were expected to keep him under control.
“It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center,” Corker said.“Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”
Corker chairs the Senate foreign relations committee, and he sees Trump as a major threat to American safety. Corker said in a recent interview with The New York Times:
“Look, except for a few people, the vast majority of our caucus understands what we’re dealing with here. Of course they understand the volatility that we’re dealing with and the tremendous amount of work that it takes by people around him to keep him in the middle of the road. He concerns me. He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation”
He believes that Trump is putting America “on the path to World War III” because of the way he is handling North Korea.
Corker added, “I know he has hurt, in several instances, he’s hurt us as it relates to negotiations that were underway by tweeting things out.”
The Daily Beast’s John Avlon appeared on CNN to discuss Corker’s comments with host Chris Cuomo. He said Corker expressed “what many Republican Senators are saying in private.”
Avlon stated, “The lawyer in me hears something different. I’m thinking of the 25th Amendment, Section 4, which speaks to a president who is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Let’s just reflect on some of the word choices that Senator Corker has made, because post-Charlottesville, he was questioning the stability of the president. Now he’s using the word ‘reckless.’ Now he’s using the word ‘chaos.’ Now he’s saying that ‘he concerns me.’ I think he’s planting seeds for questioning the fitness, the mental fitness of the president, pursuant to the 25th Amendment, to continue with his responsibilities.”
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