“The public feud between Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and President Donald Trump continued to escalate on Tuesday.
The GOP senator, who warned earlier this month that Trump`s behavior could lead to World War III, told CNN that he believes the president`s legacy will be the `debasement of our nation.`
`He`s obviously not going to rise to the occasion as president,` Corker said. “I think at the end of the day, when his term is over, I think the debasing of our nation, the constant non-truth-telling, just the name-calling – I think the debasement of our nation will be what he`ll be remembered most for. And that`s regretful.`”
With his flair for showmanship President Donald Trump has turned the White House into a soap opera, every day we tune into CNN or MSNBC to find out which Cabinet official is on the verge of resignation, and which politician or pundit is the target of Trump`s vitriol on Twitter.
Most Republicans are resigned to the fact that this soap opera/farce will probably run for four years, and they keep quiet through every vicious tweet and every ridiculous statement.
But there are a few statesmen in the Republican Party like Sen. Bob Corker, Sen. John McCain, and Sen. Jeff Flake who put our democracy above their party and even their own careers.
These lions of the Senate have roared against Trump`s petty behavior, vulgar language, divisive rhetoric and racist pronouncements.
Corker got down to the crux of the argument when he declared that Trump`s legacy will be the debasement of our democracy.
Trump has debased political discourse, we know that behind closed doors presidents pepper their conversation with profanity. As a young boy I remember that I was more astonished that Nixon`s tapes revealed he uttered obscenities with abandon, than I was about the disclosure that he committed felonies.
But Trump has made it acceptable for politicians and the reporters covering them to utter obscenities in public.
Trump`s constant name-calling and belittling of his opponents has desensitized us to this kind of infantile behavior. We no longer bat an eye or lift an eyebrow when Trump christens a congressman or a Senator with a derogatory moniker.
Trump has debased our foreign relations, he berates heads of states on Twitter and in private conversations.
As patriots and citizens of this great nation we mustn`t accept this “new normal,”
We must keep resisting and keep fighting until Trump is removed from office, one way or another.
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