This is just embarrassing. Corker is so desperate to stay in Washington instead of returning to the underside of his bridge in Knoxville that he's suddenly flirting with the President he savagely attacked only a few months ago.
It was just a few months ago that Bob Corker, soon after announcing his retirement from the Senate, began to blast President Trump, calling him a childlike president who was putting the United States “on the path to World War III.”
Trump fired back, tweeting that the Tennessee Republican had “begged” for his endorsement and “couldn’t get elected dogcatcher.”
But in recent days the two men have reconnected, warming their long-chilly and acrimonious relationship as Corker has moved closer to shelving his retirement plans and launching a late reelection bid.
Corker has had several conversations with the president in which the possibility of a 2018 campaign has been broached, according to five Republicans who were not authorized to comment on the discussions.
As I noted this morning, Corker is using friends in the media to claim Marsha Blackburn is not a viable candidate who will lose. He is using those same friends to claim that only Corker could win Tennessee when the reality is he probably could not get through a primary. Of course, if he has the President's support, he might be able to do that.
So the guy who thinks the President is heading to World War III is suddenly the guy who thinks Trump hung the moon. How pathetic.