Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) says that President Trump’s unpredictable treatment of other nations could put America “on the path to World War III.”
“[It’s] like he’s doing the ‘The Apprentice’ or something,” Corker told The New York Times Sunday, referencing Trump’s former reality television series on NBC.
“He concerns me,” the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman added. “He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation.”
“I know for a fact that every single day at the White House, it’s a situation of trying to contain him.”
Some Twitter users on Monday voiced alarm about Corker’s remarks, while others criticized the Tennessee senator.
Bob Corker Says Trump’s Recklessness Threatens ‘World War III’ http:// Hey Corker....PUT A CORK IN IT!!— Sundance_44 (@Sundance_44) October 9, 2017
Corker added that he remains baffled by Trump’s Twitter habits, including a series of tweets from the president criticizing him earlier Sunday.
“I don’t know why the president tweets out things that are not true,” he said. “You know he does it, everyone knows he does it, but he does.”
Trump on Sunday tweeted that Corker “begged” him to support his reelection bid and then opted to retire when he did not grant it.
“Senator Bob Corker ‘begged’ me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee,” he tweeted. “I said ‘NO’ and he dropped out (said he could not win without my endorsement).”
“He also wanted to be my Secretary of State, I said ‘NO THANKS,’” Trump added. “He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal!”
“Hence, I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda. Didn’t have the guts to run!”
Corker announced last month that he is not seeking reelection in 2018 and has since become increasingly critical of Trump.
The senator initially responded to Trump by tweeting that the “White House has become an adult day care center.”