While answering questions from reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said that he does not believe President Trump’s behavior has improved since he took office in January, saying it instead appears to be “devolving.”
“I’ve seen no evolution in an upward way,” Corker told reporters on Capitol Hill. “As a matter of fact, I would say, it appears to me it’s almost devolving.”
“You would think he would aspire to be the president of the United States and act like a president of the United States. But, you know, that’s just not going to be the case apparently.”
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The comments were Corker’s latest jab at Trump. The ongoing public feud between Corker and Trump exploded Tuesday morning ahead of the President’s high-stakes visit to Capitol Hill for tax negotiations, with the Tennessee Republican telling CNN he wouldn’t support Trump for president if given the opportunity again.
Trump responded by firing off a tweet accusing Corker of trying to upend his legislative agenda. Trump also revived a previous claim that the Tennessee Republican – who announced last month that he would not seek reelection in 2018 – had decided not to run because Trump would not endorse him.
In interviews on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Corker denied Trump’s allegations, saying the president has “great difficulty with the truth.”
“Unfortunately I think world leaders are very aware that much of what he says are untrue,” Corker told CNN. “I don’t know why he lowers himself to such a low standard. It debases our country.”