'Morning Joe' Thanks Sen. Corker for Questioning Trump's Competence

'Morning Joe' Thanks Sen. Corker for Questioning Trump's Competence

The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence, that he needs to demonstrate in order for him to be successful - and our nation and our world needs for him to be successful, whether you are Republican or Democrat.

"The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence, that he needs to demonstrate in order for him to be successful", Corker said.

"He also has recently not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation", he added.

The remarkable exchange with reporters at Mr. Trump's Manhattan tower has renewed pleas, from corners of both major parties, for Republicans to break with the president in a more permanent way.

President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post.

But she said "now I will not" talk to the president after a news conference in which Trump equated violence by white supremacists at the rally with violence by those protesting the rally.

Corker said they were aimed at getting the president to focus on uniting the country.

But he took aim at Trump for his Tuesday comments that played to the extremist wing of his political base and sparked condemnation from Republican lawmakers as well as business leaders and others.

US President Donald Trump says it's "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart" with the removal of Confederate statues and monuments around the country.

Corkers comments come on the same day that Trump blasted two of Corker's Republican colleagues, Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., calling him "toxic".

Tim Scott told a newspaper in his home state of SC that Trump's heavily criticized response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, "complicates this administration's moral authority". "But let's put it in a museum", Corker said of the monuments.

"I don't think that the president has appropriately spoken to the nation on this issue".

Flake and Graham are both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties between Russian officials and the Trump campaign. "While it is critical that we work towards the goal of Senator Cory Booker's legislation, we must continue to denounce and resist President Trump for his reprehensible actions".

Mr. Ryan has spent the August recess dutifully promoting proposed changes in tax policy - a boon to a president who has demonstrated little appetite for selling specifics to the public himself.

At this moment of moral reckoning for the Republican party, it's still rare to find an elected leader who's willing to expose the emperor's dearth of clothes.

Another Republican senator is openly questioning President Trump's ability to lead the nation.

But Corker praised Flake as "one of the finest best human beings I've ever met", and said he has a "conscience and is a real conservative". That appeared to be a reference to a temporary travel ban Trump sought to impose on visitors to the USA from six mostly Muslim countries.

The White House is trying to deal with the repercussions from Trump's defiant remarks on the Virginia tragedy.

In Alabama's Senate race, Trump's interests seemed to align with Senate leaders when he tweeted an endorsement and recorded a robocall for Sen.