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 CoburnAmerican patients face too many hurdles in regard to health-care access Live coverage: Donnelly, Braun clash in Indiana debate The Hill's Morning Report — How will the Kavanaugh saga impact the midterms? 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 FlakeMnuchin pulls out of Saudi conference The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Health care a top policy message in fall campaigns On The Money: Treasury official charged with leaking info on ex-Trump advisers | Trump to seek 5 percent budget cut from Cabinet members | Mnuchin to decide by Thursday on attending Saudi conference 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 CorkerOvernight Defense: Trump shifts tone on Saudis | New pressure from lawmakers | Trump: 'Certainly looks' like Khashoggi dead | Pompeo gives Saudis days to wrap up investigation | Trump threatens military action on border to stop migrants Trump changes tone on Saudi Arabia amid mounting pressure The Hill's 12:30 Report — Mnuchin won't attend Saudi conference | Pompeo advises giving Saudis 'few more days' to investigate | Trump threatens military action over caravan 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.