Corker just keeps whining.
Corker is retiring largely because Trump won’t endorse the big government Republican for re-election. Without Trump’s OK Corker’s career ended. Now Corker’s pulling the “I’m a statesman” bit. He’s hurt and he can’t contain it.
This country needs a tax cut. Corker’s just showing his colors now because he can.
“The tax-writing committees in the Senate and the House are going to be laying out the $4 trillion in loophole closings that need to take place,” Corker said Tuesday on NBC. “Hopefully the White House will step aside and let that occur in a normal process.”
Trump is scheduled to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to discuss the tax-overhaul effort, a move Corker referred to as a “photo op.” Asked if the president should simply steer clear of the matter, Corker answered affirmatively.
“I would recommend that based on recent history and just interactions,” he said. “I think that’s the best way for us to have success.”
Trump fired back, saying Corker was unpopular in his home state and was obstructing the effort to cut taxes.
“Bob Corker, who helped President O give us the bad Iran Deal & couldn’t get elected dog catcher in Tennessee, is now fighting Tax Cuts,” Trump tweeted. He alleged Corker, who isn’t seeking re-election, “dropped out of the race in Tennessee when I refused to endorse him” and said he “now is only negative on anything Trump.”