Tennessee Senator Bob Corker has become the first U.S. Senator to question Donald Trump’s competence or, put differently, to implicitly ask if the President is mentally fit to serve.
To be clear, it’s just a matter of time before more lawmakers begin to ask if Trump is in full possession of his faculties and the evidence seems to suggest he is not.
You can watch the video here.
And for those who want to cut to the chase, here are the important bullet points:
- “The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful, and we need for him to be successful
- “He also recently has not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation. He has not demonstrated that he understands what has made this nation great and what it is today.”
- With the polarization in country, “We should hope that he aspires, that he does some self-reflection, that he does what is necessary to demonstrate stability, to demonstrate competence, to demonstrate that he understands the character of our nation”
- Corker warns nation “is going to go through great peril” otherwise, says there need to be some “radical changes” at the White House
- “It has to happen”
- Says on Charlottesville, Va., violence, president has not “appropriately spoken to the nation on this issue”
- Corker says Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. “is one of the finest human beings I’ve ever met” and the “White House would be well served to embrace the character and the substance of someone like Sen. Flake”
Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff Flake, who is WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate. He's toxic!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017
- Separately, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., tells Vice News that Trump’s “moral authority is compromised”