October 10, 2017

In picking fight with Sen. Bob Corker, Trump risks agenda

By Ilan Goldenberg

Source: CNN

Journalist(s) Lauren Fox

After another public spat with President Donald Trump, Republican Sen. Bob Corker has made it clear: he intends to spend his last months in the US Senate unleashed.

That could be devastating news for Trump's legislative agenda.

Trump and Corker's relationship hit a new low over the weekend in the wake of the Tennessee Republican saying last week that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly were helping "separate our country from chaos." On Sunday, Trump took to Twitter to say Corker wasn't seeking re-election because the President refused to endorse him (a claim Corker's team argues is false).

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  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with ext...