I kind of expected this to happen yesterday but I guess it’s better late than never. President Donald Trump finally responded to the Sunday night comments from Senator Bob Corker in a New York Times interview…
The Failing @nytimes set Liddle’ Bob Corker up by recording his conversation. Was made to sound a fool, and that’s what I am dealing with!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017
The President is referencing the rumor that Bob Corker did not know he was being recorded during the interview. However, the fact that his staff apparently was recording the conservation as well makes this somewhat unlikely. The bigger question is whether or not Donald Trump misspelled little? Earlier today he misspelled mic as mike so misspelling little as liddle is not entirely implausible.
Everyone now wants to know if Corker will respond. Yesterday, Senator Chuck Grassley said,
I don’t see how it’s productive, and I think that two words would kind of answer your question from my point of view: Cool it,” he said. “I think it would be better if we stuck to the issues and leave personalities out of it.
Grassley went on to say the President should be the first to “cool it” but everyone knows that is not going to happen. Grassley’s comments could be a wake-up call for Corker that he is not benefiting himself by going after the President. George Bernard Shaw famously said “I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.” Juvenile fights with Trump never benefit the person fighting Trump. All it does is bring them down to Trump’s level where he always has the advantage. Corker might decide it’s worth it to encourage more Republicans to stand up to Trump. However, he might also realize he might be hurting his own legacy fighting Trump this way. Either way, I’m looking forward to Part IV.