Republicans Begin Sounding Off On Trump Summit

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) is claiming that America now looks like a “pushover” after Trump’s summit with Putin.

Corker stated, “I got here last night and was here to watch it I, too, want us to have good relations with Russia. I think everybody would like to see that happen, but I was disappointed especially by the comments made after the formal presentation. I felt like that everyone who’s dealt with Putin understands fully that the best way to deal with him is through strength. I just felt like the president’s comments made us look as a nation more like a pushover. I was disappointed in that.”

“When he had the opportunity to defend our intelligence agencies, who work for him, I was very disappointed and saddened with the equivalency he gave between them and what Putin was saying. So I was very disappointed in that. You know, Congress has spoken strongly. Very few bills around here pass 98-2, but we led on pushing back against Russia for many of the things they’ve done, which have been counter to U.S. interests. I just felt like the president should have been more forceful in talking about those grievances.”

“Putin only understands strength. I did not think this was a good moment for our country.”