On the ‘testy’ exchange between Corker and Wolf Blitzer on tax bill

Excerpt from The Hill’s report on a “testy” exchange between Tennessee U.S. Sen. Bob Corker and CNN reporter Wolf Blitzer:

“I know I am being maligned,” Corker told Blitzer on Tuesday. “It’s just malicious.”

Blitzer then played a clip of Corker criticizing Trump in October, in which he said Trump had “proven himself unable to rise to the occasion” of being president, and asked if he still believed those remarks about Trump.

“Look, I know you’re having a great time with this interview, and I’m happy for you in doing so,” Corker fired back after a short exchange. “But, look, Wolf, I’ve said what I’ve said. And I’m doing what I’m doing.”

“I don’t appreciate, you know, the front end of this interview,” Corker continued. “You and I had a conversation about this yesterday on the phone, and you know that all of these things are totally malicious. They’re not true, and you know that, and people in the press that are responsible know that. I’m disappointed that you chose this opportunity to do what you did.”

“I thank you for letting me respond,” he said. “I know you had a good time with this interview. Is there anything else that you would like from me to talk with you about?”

Blitzer fired back at the Tennessee Republican, saying he was “not having fun.”

“This is not fun. These are critically important issues. You’re a United States senator, Mr. Chairman, you have enormous responsibility,” Blitzer said.

Note: The CNN video clip is HERE.

2 Responses to On the ‘testy’ exchange between Corker and Wolf Blitzer on tax bill

  • J COOPER. TENN. says:

    I WOULD TAKE SEN CORKER EVERYDAY OF THE WEEK AND TWICE ON SUNDAY.

  • Ann Jefferson says:

    I almost thought he had some guts earlier, and now he says “these things [are] not true”?? How’s that for Republican double talk? I saw a video of you saying “these things”, Senator.

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