Bob Corker Reportedly Wants a Republican to Challenge Donald Trump in 2020


Former Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker reportedly said America will benefit if another Republican runs for president against Donald Trump next year.

This, according to this week.

Corker reportedly said this at the Time 100 Summit in New York.

“You could look at it and say that it would be a good thing for our country should that occur. If you had a real primary, where you had someone that was really being listened to, and of substance, things that we were talking about — and I could go through a list of them — they would actually be debated in a real way,” Corker reportedly said; adding that a less-challenging Republican opponent would get little media attention.

Corker reportedly also said Trump divides the nation, him for the recent federal government shutdown.

“Typically, to unite people, you have to wish to do so, and I think that currently, the president has not found that to his benefit or to his liking,” Breitbart quoted Corker as saying.

As The Tennessee Star reported earlier this year, Corker, an avowed NeverTrump-er, “has long gone cuckoo over Trump and used his previous platform as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to criticize him. Twice last year he compared the Republican president to a banana republic for removing former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance and other former officials’ clearances.”

The retired Senator said he would be good as president but it is “not necessarily even on the front burner; it’s a possibility.”

The Star reported last December on how Corker longed for the way the Republican Party was before the Tea Party and before Trump. Corker also refused to say if he prefers Trump to a Democrat in the White House in 2020.

Last year, Corker said Trump was controlled by the opinions of talk-radio hosts, The Huffington Post said. He also likened Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter to tyrants, making reference to their opinions on the border wall situation.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]




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9 Thoughts to “Bob Corker Reportedly Wants a Republican to Challenge Donald Trump in 2020”

  1. Robert

    Why don’t you run against Trump, “Little Bobbie Coker?” We would love to hear your body crack when Trump steps on you.

  2. Dee McGuire

    He is such a weasel. Nothing he says surprises me. Suffers from “little man” syndrome!

  3. Rick McColl

    Corker is a “never was.” He had his time to shine but failed. He did not represent Tn as he should have. I view him as a McCain junior.

  4. Angelito

    This man is herpes—an ugly sore that surfaces from time to time.

    1. Ed Cuevas

      A very accurate description of corker.

  5. Sim

    Corker is a good example of why I don’t support TN State GOP,

    “WHY” are people like him even allowed to be in the GOP??

    Just as your story today about the Politics in Ohio,

    These State GOP controller decided who they will support, and it’s is never an “Ultra Conservative” like Trump,

    But always a “liberal minded Idiot” like Corker or Alexander.

    It’s time citizens abandon both parties, and elect a “Citizen”,

    stop “RESTOCKING” the swamp with “More Politicians”.

  6. Bob Corker also believes he wasn’t a complete failure during his years in the Senate.

  7. 83ragtop50

    The little man with the way too big mouth.
    Bobby, please just go count the family money and keep quiet.

  8. Russ Crouch

    We have already said goodby to Bob, be gone stay gone, or come back as a Democrat