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Trump Continues War Of Words With Corker On Twitter

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 7:30 am

You already know the background. Trump had a Twitter Tirade over the weekend at Bob Corker, in which Trump unleashed a typically fictional narrative about how Corker had unsuccessfully sought his endorsement. Corker replied with a tweet comparing the White House to an adult day care. Corker followed up with an interview with the New York Times in which Corker said Trump is making reckless threats that could lead us on a path to World War III. No Alpha Male President is going to take that lying down! And, we get the inevitable dopey “counterpunch” this morning on (where else?) Twitter:

For what it’s worth, like Trump’s previous tweets about Corker, this one is from Trump’s own personal fantasyland. Not only did Corker make a explicit reference (documented in the transcript) to the fact that the conversation was on the record, but the reporter says Corker also had his own aides taping it as well:

My question, what letter does the apostrophe in Liddle’ represent?

Anyway. An anxious public has only one question for Corker:

A BRIEF BUT RELEVANT DIGRESSION: Susan Wright mentioned it earlier, but I have to come back to it. Trump, still butthurt over the report that Rex Tillerson called him a f*cking moron, had this to say:

I think it’s fake news, but if he did that, I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win.

Oh, I already know who’s gonna win that one. Only a person with a stratospheric IQ would make sure that particular story stayed in the news as long as possible!

BACK TO THE STORY: But anyway, getting back to the Corker tweet, let’s make this our IQ question of the day:

You are President of the United States and a member of the Republican Party. Your party has 52 votes in the Senate, and several senators who are not reliable votes for the party’s proposals. Do you alienate yet another Republican Senator over personal pique? a) Yes b) No

You know who I bet knows the answer to that one, is Rex Tillerson.

[Cross-posted at RedState.]


  1. He is so ludicrous that I can’t help but laugh at Trump, until he starts a war.

    Comment by DRJ — 10/10/2017 @ 8:40 am

  2. Little? Made to sound a fool?

    I suspect every Trump insult is a window into his subconscious fears.

    Comment by DRJ — 10/10/2017 @ 8:44 am

  3. I had completely forgotten about Hotair until you included that tweet from Allahpundit (removed them from my daily list of sites during the primary).

    Comment by Sean — 10/10/2017 @ 1:59 pm

  4. Mocking someone’s height should be the central issue here. Corker is 5’7″. Trump is 6’2″. Rubio is 5’9″.

    People do lots of weird things during campaigns, and I can almost see some sense in hurling a childish taunt at a campaign opponent just to see if they’ll react in an even more childish manner (which Rubio kind of did). But to do this outside of an election contest, with the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who belongs to your own political party, seems rather inexplicable and undignified. Now, if I were the Chief of Staff, the first order of business would be to help POTUS chill out and get a grip, maybe by bringing in a massage therapist, or installing a hot tub in the White House with those cool jets, or maybe arrange a nice peaceful weekend with his youngest son at the Zoo.

    Comment by Andrew — 10/11/2017 @ 7:01 pm

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