Senator Corker says "radical changes" are needed at the White House

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker. (Image: WTVC)

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says the Trump White House needs radical changes to succeed.

"We are at a point where there needs to be radical changes take place at the White House," Corker said.

It's the harshest criticism Corker has offered since Donald Trump became president. He spoke Thursday at the Rotary Club of Chattanooga'a meeting, with nearly double the amount of usual attendees.

"I think our president needs to take stock of the role that he plays in our nation and move beyond himself, move way beyond himself and move to a place where daily he's waking up thinking what is best for our nation."

The former mayor of Chattanooga turned US Senator says Trump has to better understand the character of our nation, and unite our country.

"The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful," Corker said. "Our nation needs for him to be successful, it doesn't matter whether you're Republican or Democrat we need for our president, the world needs our president to be successful."

He said without that happening, "Our nation is going to go through great peril."

Speaking on the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Corker says it was an act of terrorism by groups that need to be called out for what they are.

"It's repugnant what occurred in Charlottesville and anything that is done to incite or to cause a movement, white supremacy group, KKK group, neo-Natzi group, anything that is said to make them feel that they're standing in our nation is enhanced, is repugnant."

Corker also spent about an hour answering questions from the audience on a range of topics.

He said fiscal accountability remains one of the top issues facing our country.

Last summer, Corker joined Trump on stage at a campaign rally, and was briefly discussed as a possible Vice Presidential candidate.

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