We don’t know so we can’t say whether it was a Donald Trump day, as he has tried to convey – that Bob Corker, Republican senator from Tennessee, begged him for mercy, for his re-election next year.
A boastful Donald Trump tweeted to let the world know, “Corker begged Trump to endorse Corker for re-election in Tennessee as Corker could not win without Trump’s endorsement.”
Trump also reminded us that Corker was behind the ‘horrendous’ Iran nuclear Deal and that he wanted to be the US Secretary of State and that how Trump could have allowed the re-election of such a person!
Now our good senses will question us, especially when it comes from a US president with historically low approval ratings right from his initial months into the White House, with almost simultaneous analytical pieces and possibilities on his impeachment and so a big question mark on his re-election chances when the US electorate goes to elect its next president.
Also, as Bob Corker has been increasingly critical of Trump’s decisions, of his ways to handle issues like the North Korean nuclear tension or the changes he has brought to US tax regime, and is expected to become even more critical of the Trump administration in the days to come, and as he is an influential voice, in a seemingly pre-emptive offensive, Trump also tried to set the narrative from his perspective by saying that “he fully expects Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of his ‘great’ agenda.”
Now, whether Corker begged Trump for mercy or not only Corker can tell us but given the way Trump and his presidency have been, Trump and his vitriol can go on to say anything. Let’s see when Corker chooses to rebut the invectives.