Corker tells CNN how he really, really feels about Trump

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee stopped short of calling President Donald J. Trump a liar in his unvarnished criticisms of the leader of his party Monday while speaking with CNN reporter Manu Raju.

“The president has great difficulty with the truth,” said Sen. Robert P. Corker Jr. (R.-Tenn.), who was the mayor of Chattanooga before his 2006 election to the Senate.

Corker was miffed by the Tweets the president made in his most recent Twitter spat with Trump.

“Nothing he said in his Tweets today were truthful,” the senator said.

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Then Corker alluded to his characterization of the White House as an adult day care center: “I would hope the staff over there would figure out ways to control him when they know everything he said today was absolutely untrue.

Corker said he was raised not to call another people a “liar,” so he resisted Raju’s pressing him to say the word.

Check out the whole interview here:

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Neil W. McCabe is a Washington-based political journalist and editor. Before joining Big League Politics, he was the Capitol Hill correspondent for Breitbart News, where he also led Breitbart's political polling operation and wrote up the Breitbart-Gravis polls. McCabe's other positions include the One America News DC Bureau Chief, a senior reporter at Human Events and a staff reporter at The Pilot, Boston's Catholic paper. McCabe also was the editor of The Somerville News, The (North Cambridge, Mass.) Alewife and served as an Army combat historian in Iraq. His 2013 e-book The Unfriendly Skies examined how the American airline industry went from deregulation in the late 1970s to come full circle to the highly-regulated, highly-taxed industry it is today.


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