Former GOP senator: Trump has a personality disorder

A former Republican senator said President Trump “has a personality disorder” in comments following follows harsh rebukes of Trump this week from two retiring GOP senators.

“We have a leader who has a personality disorder,” former Sen. Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnDemocrats step up hardball tactics in Supreme Court fight COVID response shows a way forward on private gun sale checks Inspector general independence must be a bipartisan priority in 2020 MORE (R-Okla.) told The New York Times.


“But he’s done what he actually told the people he was going to do, and they’re not going to abandon him,” he added. 

Coburn, a medical doctor, server in the upper chamber from 2005 to 2015.

Coburn’s remark follows a blistering Tuesday speech from Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeBiden eyeing Cindy McCain for UK ambassador position: report Profiles in cowardice: Trump's Senate enablers McSally concedes Arizona Senate race MORE (R-Ariz.) on the Senate floor following his announcement that he would not seek reelection in 2018.

“It's also clear to me, for the moment, that we have given in or given up on our core principles in favor of a more viscerally satisfying anger and resentment," Flake said. "But anger and resentment are not a governing philosophy.”

Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerGOP lawmaker patience runs thin with Trump tactics Former GOP senator: Republicans cannot let Trump's 'reckless' post-election claims stand Cornyn: Relationships with Trump like 'women who get married and think they're going to change their spouse' MORE (R-Tenn.), who is also retiring once his term ends in January of 2019, engaged in another public feud with the president that same day, arguing Trump is “debasing” the United States.