Corker Speaks Truth on Trump

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Corker's interview with the New York Times also revealed the senator's dismay about the president.

"Bob Corker, at this point, is as free as John McCain is to do what he thinks is right", said William Galston, who was a domestic policy adviser to former President Bill Clinton. In a New York Times interview, Corker went quite a bit further, explaining his "concerns" about Trump's stability in more detail.

It's just total - I mean, again, it's like he's doing "The Apprentice" or something.

As with most on-the-record discussion with an elected official, I was recording our conversation to ensure accuracy.

Though he did not not call Trump an outright liar, Corker said the president is often untruthful in his statements. Like the senator, they wanted to ensure his extraordinary charges were precisely captured.

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The feud between Corker and Trump had escalated this weekend when the President tweeted that the outgoing senator "begged" for his endorsement before declining to run for re-election.

Trump and top Republican lawmakers have unveiled a plan to slash taxes for businesses and individuals, the first comprehensive overhaul of the US tax code since 1986.

Bannon was sacked from the White House in August.

Corker's comments came after Trump attacked him in a trio of tweets Sunday morning.

The tax framework released late in September by the White House and GOP leaders would add US$3.1 trillion to the deficit over a decade, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.

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Corker has left himself some wiggle room by saying he'll factor in macroeconomic effects that may assume faster growth sparked by tax cuts and make up some revenue loss. The White House's allies routinely threw around words like "traitor" and "fifth columnists".

In his defense of his colleague, Dent said other lawmakers say things in private they don't say in public.

"Many of them are concerned about being the victim of a tweet", said Representative Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on MSNBC today.

"'Some members might think they can hurt Mr. Trump by blocking reform, but the president will merely blame Republicans and gladly work with Democrats if they take back the House and Senate in 2018", the paper said.

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