White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to Sen. Bob Corker’s suggestion that a select group of Trump administration officials “help separate our country from chaos,” saying that it is, in fact, Donald Trump that’s “keeping the world from chaos.”
“I think the president is the one that’s keeping the world from chaos,” Sanders said at the daily press briefing. “He has an incredible team around him that’s helping him lead that effort, and he’s had tremendous accomplishments on the international stage by working with allies and confronting enemies.”
“We’re going to continue doing that. We’re going to continue doing that as a team with the president leading that effort.”
On Wednesday, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee accused members of the Trump administration of not supporting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, adding that Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly are protecting the country from “chaos.”
Corker was responding to a report that Tillerson was close to resigning this summer and called President Trump a “moron” after a Pentagon briefing.
“I think Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Mattis and chief of staff Kelly are those people that help separate our country from chaos,” Corker told reporters. “And I support him very much, and I don’t know what he may have said after the briefing.
I watch, and I see what’s happening, and I deal with people throughout the administration, and he, from my perspective, he is in an incredibly frustrating place, whereas I watch, and I can watch very closely on many occasions, he ends up not being supported in a way that I would a hope a secretary of State would be supported, and that’s just from my vantage point.”
"I think that the president is the one keeping the world from chaos," Press Sec. says in response to Sen. Corker's comments. pic.twitter.com/yMst7f8kIq
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