Corker: Any GOP senator not conflicted on Trump is comatose or blind

Greg Nash

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who has criticized President Trump harshly at times but has also described his relationship with him as “very warm,” says many members of the Senate Republican Conference are conflicted over the president.

Corker was the subject of a lengthy profile in The Washington Post this week in which he agonized over the question of whether he would again vote for Trump for president if he had the 2016 presidential election to do over. 

{mosads}“Any Republican senator that hasn’t been conflicted over this presidency is either comatose or is pretty useless in their blindness, OK, and we’ve got some of both, of course — not many,” Corker said Wednesday at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

But Corker also emphasized that he does not dislike Trump.

“I have a very warm relationship with the president. He’s very accessible, more accessible than any president probably in the history of the world,” he added.

Corker explained that he is conflicted because Trump will sign Republican legislation that he supports, but “then we have chaotic things that occur on a daily basis.”

“At 10 o’clock you might feel one way, at noon you might feel another way, at 2 o’clock you might feel another way,” Corker said, describing his evolving feelings about Trump on a daily basis. 

Asked if he would take a job in the Trump administration after he retires from the Senate at the end of this Congress, Corker declined to comment.

“Conjecture is bad for your health,” he said.

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