John Cornyn Says Expressing Disagreements With Trump In Private Is ‘More Effective’ Than ‘Public Confrontations’

John Cornyn Says Expressing Disagreements With Trump In Private Is ‘More Effective’ Than ‘Public Confrontations’


Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn said that disagreements with President Donald Trump are “more effective” when handled in private instead of via “public confrontations.”

While Trump’s tenure in politics has seen plenty of public confrontations with politicians even of his own party, most notably the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, and most recently with Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, Cornyn advocated for a different approach in an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board.

“I think what we found is that we’re not going to change President Trump,” Cornyn said. “He is who he is. You either love him or hate him, and there’s not much in between. What I tried to do is not get into public confrontations and fights with him because, as I’ve observed, those usually don’t end too well.”

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump sits at a table for dinner with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) at Jean-Georges inside of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York, U.S., November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackso

The Texas senator, slightly favored in a close reelection fight this year, told the Star-Telegram

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