Donald Trump Can’t Stop Attacking Republican Members of Congress

He also promoted a blogger notorious for writing racist material.

President Donald Trump’s attacks on Republican senators continued apace Friday morning, this time targeting Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who had previously criticized the president for failing to demonstrate “competence” after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Trump’s tweet appeared to undermine White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ claim less than a day before that Corker’s remarks did not dignify an official administration response. 

The president has targeted a growing number of Republicans in recent weeks, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.)—both of whom he recently blamed for prompting a “mess” over the debt ceiling. Trump has also gone after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), considered one of the most vulnerable members of Congress ahead of the midterm elections.

Minutes before taking aim at Corker Friday morning, Trump used his Twitter account to promote a flattering quote from an Australian blogger who has authored such articles as “Obama’s Muslim Sympathies” and “Black in America? You’ve Got it Made.”

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