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Former Tenn. GOP Senator Tom Coburn Says Trump Has ‘a Personality Disorder’

Former GOP Senator Tom Coburn
Former Tenn. GOP Senator Tom Coburn

Former Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn said President Donald Trump has a personality disorder. His comment follows harsh rebukes of President Trump from two retiring GOP senators, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee.



Coburn is a medical doctor who served in the upper chamber from 2005-2015.

“We have a leader who has a personality disorder,” Coburn said. “But he’s done what he told the people he was going to do, and they are not going to abandon him.”

Coburn’s remark came after a Tuesday speech on the Senate floor by GOP Sen. Jeff Flake(R-AZ) who announced that he would not seek reelection in 2018.

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Speaking to his congressional colleagues, Sen. Flake excoriated President Trump, calling him “dangerous,” “reckless,” and “undignified” among other descriptors the Arizona senator chose to use.






“It is also clear to me, for the moment, that we have given in or given up on our core principles in favor of a more viscerally satisfying anger and resentment,” Flake said. “But anger and resentment are not a governing philosophy.”

“Unquestionable support and loyalty to our president are unpatriotic and servile,” the GOP senator added.

“We must never regard as “normal” the regular and casual undermining of our democratic norms and ideals. We must never meekly accept the daily sundering of our country — the personal attacks, the threats against principles, freedoms, and institutions; the flagrant disregard for truth or decency, the reckless provocations, most often for the pettiest and most personal reasons, reasons having nothing whatsoever to do with the fortunes of the people that we have all been elected to serve.”

Flake continued that “reckless, outrageous, and undignified behavior has become excused and countenanced as “telling it like it is,” when it is actually just reckless, outrageous, and undignified.”






“It is also clear to me, for the moment, that we have given in or given up on our core principles in favor of a more viscerally satisfying anger and resentment,” Flake said. “But anger and resentment are not a governing philosophy.”

“And when such behavior emanates from the top of our government, it is something else: It is dangerous to a democracy. Such behavior does not project strength — because our strength comes from our values. It instead projects a corruption of the spirit, and weakness.”

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) who is engaged in another feud with Trump accused the president of “debasing” the United States. Corker announced his retirement at the end of his term in January of 2019 as well.



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“For young people to be watching, not only here in our country, but around the world, someone of this mentality as president of the United States is something that is I think debasing to our country,” said Corker, whom Trump soon attacked on Twitter.

“You would think he would aspire to be the president of the United States and act like a president of the United States. But that’s just not going to be the case, apparently,” Corker added.

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