Donald Trump Can’t Stop Attacking Republican Members of Congress

He also promoted a blogger notorious for writing racist material.

President Donald Trump’s attacks on Republican senators continued apace Friday morning, this time targeting Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who had previously criticized the president for failing to demonstrate “competence” after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Trump’s tweet appeared to undermine White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ claim less than a day before that Corker’s remarks did not dignify an official administration response. 

The president has targeted a growing number of Republicans in recent weeks, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.)—both of whom he recently blamed for prompting a “mess” over the debt ceiling. Trump has also gone after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), considered one of the most vulnerable members of Congress ahead of the midterm elections.

Minutes before taking aim at Corker Friday morning, Trump used his Twitter account to promote a flattering quote from an Australian blogger who has authored such articles as “Obama’s Muslim Sympathies” and “Black in America? You’ve Got it Made.”

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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