Sen. Bob Corker said President Donald Trump’s actions are concerning. (Photo: Contributed)

After President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday morning to attack U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, the Tennessee Republican criticized the president in a New York Times interview.

Corker told NYT reporters that past critical remarks, including those after a Chattanooga Rotary Club meeting, have been made deliberately in an effort to reach the president and the “good guys” around him, such as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly.

The former Chattanooga mayor said that Trump—the former star of television show “The Apprentice”—has continued to act as if he’s on a reality program.


The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee also said the president’s reckless comments, such as threats toward other countries, could put the United States on a path to World War III and that anyone who cares about America should be concerned about Trump’s actions.

Most of his Republican colleagues “understand the volatility that we’re dealing with and the tremendous amount of work that it takes by people around [Trump] to keep him in the middle of the road,” Corker also said.

On Sunday evening, Trump tweeted about Corker again, criticizing his involvement in former President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, which Corker opposed. Corker explained his involvement and perspective on that situation here. Click here and here for more background on that.

Corker recently announced he wouldn’t seek re-election.

During the 2016 campaign, Corker’s name was floated as a possible vice presidential candidate and he was considered for Trump’s secretary of state.