Dan Rather Just Brilliantly Explained How Corker Opened The Floodgates Against Trump

Earlier today, Trump launched a Twitter attack on Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) after the senator publicly criticized his leadership. Corker quickly responded with brutal mockery that showed exactly how little he respects the leader of his party.

To make matters worse for Trump, an aide for Corker quickly revealed the lies behind his tweets.

Now, veteran newsman Dan Rather has decided to weigh in on the petty back-and-forth by pointing out just how unprecedented it is for a Republican president and a Republican senator to go after each other so vociferously in a public forum. Rather wrote on Facebook:

“I have had a nice weekend of family time and reflection. But the surreal news cycle churns on, tauntingly demanding comment over its sheer absurdity.

It would be easy to dismiss the twitter fight between President Trump and the retiring Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee. But the back and forth is really unlike anything I have ever seen before (how often have I written that sentence?).

For President Trump, it was his textbook bluster and personal attacks. But Senator Corker was ready for a retort that in the schoolyards of my youth would have been the verbal equivalent of a sock in the face.

‘It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.’

This is a senior and respected senator in the President’s own party who is directly calling into question Mr. Trump’s maturity and mental fitness for office.

One has a sense that Mr. Corker is giving voice to what many of his colleagues are thinking in private. Once a dam breaks, the flood that follows can be beyond anyone’s control.”

Hopefully Rather is right, and the dam will break. Republicans need to disavow Trump en masse before he does any more lasting damage to our democracy. It’s time they started putting country over party.

Add your name to millions demanding that Congress take action on the President’s crimes. IMPEACH DONALD TRUMP!

Robert Haffey

Rob Haffey is a graduate of Drexel University and the winner of the ScreenCraft Fellowship.


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