Bob Corker on Donald Trump’s tweets: ‘Is anybody even paying attention anymore?’
Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said Wednesday that “nobody” pays attention to President Trump’s tweets anymore because of how often they contradict each other.
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee brushed off Mr. Trump’s tweet calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, The Hill reported.
“I mean seriously, on the tweets, is anybody even paying attention anymore? I mean there’s so many of them, they conflict each other so much. Nobody pays attention around here,” Mr. Corker said.
The president tweeted early Wednesday morning, that the Mueller probe was a disgrace and Mr. Sessions should stop the investigation before it “continues to stain our country any further.”
..This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2018
Many took the president’s message on social media to be a direct order for the attorney general, who recused himself from the probe in March.
However, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Wednesday that it was not an order but the president’s opinion.
“The president is not obstructing, he’s fighting back,” she said at the press briefing.