President Trump Shut Down Government In ‘Contrived Fight’ Over Border Wall, Corker Says

Retiring U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) set off a Twitter fight with President Donald Trump after saying he shut the government down to pick a fight “to look like he’s fighting” over the border wall.

Corker made the remark Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” with host Jake Tapper. The video is available to watch here.

“This is a purposely contrived fight, over … at the end of the day, even no matter who wins, our borders are still going to be insecure,” Corker said.

He mentioned that in 2013, he and U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) created a $46 billion border security bill that passed the Senate with 69 votes that called for more border security, including fencing, as well as create a path to grant green cards to illegal immigrants.

(The International Business Times said the vote was 67-27.)

Corker also said Trump could have received $25 billion for border security a few months ago and resolve the “Dreamer” issue.

“Now, the government is shut down over what ultimately is going to be $2 billion.”

Corker also mentioned he had promised to only serve two terms and criticized the administration’s decisions to pull troops from Syria and draw forces down in Afghanistan.

Trump went on Twitter to rebuke Corker.

The president said, “Senator Bob Corker just stated that, “I’m so privileged to serve in the Senate for twelve years, and that’s what I told the people of our state that’s what I’d do, serve for two terms.” But that is Not True – wanted to run but poll numbers TANKED when I wouldn’t endorse him…..”

Trump also said, “…..Bob Corker was responsible for giving us the horrible Iran Nuclear Deal, which I ended, yet he badmouths me for wanting to bring our young people safely back home. Bob wanted to run and asked for my endorsement. I said NO and the game was over. #MAGA I LOVE TENNESSEE!”

Corker fired back on Twitter and said, “Yes, just like Mexico is paying for the wall… #AlertTheDaycareStaff”.

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.







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6 Thoughts to “President Trump Shut Down Government In ‘Contrived Fight’ Over Border Wall, Corker Says”

  1. Austin

    I’m so glad that we are getting rid of that little twerp.
    My very intuitive wife never could stand him, but like most of us, she would hold her nose and vote for him to keep a worse Socialist/Globalist out of office.

  2. Angelito

    I am SO glad Trump is in the White House. And, I did not initially support him.

    Bob Corker is a huge POS RINO who thinks there is still a Republican Party. He and Paul Ryan destroyed it.

    I disliked Obama, but I despise Corker. He is worse because he is a snake.

  3. Horatio Bunce

    “The only problem our economy has is the Fed. They don’t have a feel for the Market, they don’t understand necessary Trade Wars or Strong Dollars or even Democrat Shutdowns over Borders. The Fed is like a powerful golfer who can’t score because he has no touch – he can’t putt!
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2018”

    Bailout Bob (R-Wells Fargo) has only served his masters: the Federal Reserve Banksters and the CFR. Far too much of what he has done has been to benefit them. How’s that “good deal for the American people” General Motors stock looking to you now?

    This is what an actual representative of the people does:

    “If Congress doesn’t pass an Omnibus by Dec. 21st, we won’t have a government #shutdown. It’d be hard to even characterize it as a government slowdown! I made this graphic to show what shuts down (less than 10%) and what keeps going (over 90%!). The media isn’t telling you this!

    — Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) December 14, 2018”

    The “shutdown” is a lie – like most everything else proceeding out of the mouths of the DC Uniparty.

  4. 83ragtop50

    Corker is a prime example of what is wrong with the Republican party. He talks out of both sides of his mouth. “Yes, I want to fund the border wall”, he says. While at the same time he says, “I want to reward all those wetbacks that broke into the USA illegally”. What a loser.

  5. juspassinthru

    Corker, you’re supposed to represent the people of Tennessee & right now you’re doing a poor job of it. Show a little class and go “quickly” into oblivion.

  6. Kevin

    President Trump, PLEASE don’t judge the rest of us Tennesseans by what our out going idiotic Senator says or does. We are working really hard to drain our own swamp!

    If Mueller wants to find some real collusion, he should investigate lil Bobbie’s finances.