Republican Senator John Cornyn caused outrage after likening his relationship with Donald Trump to a bad marriage.
Speaking to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Texan senator described their relationship as:
Maybe like a lot of women who get married and think they're going to change their spouse, and that doesn’t usually work out very well.
He then added:
I think what we found is that we’re not going to change President Trump. 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.
People called out Sen. Cornyn for trying to distance himself from Trump, even though he has a history of voting in support of the president in Congress:
As well as the fact that his comments were “sexist” it’s not just a phenomenon that only affects women:
Cornyn claims he disagrees with Trump about things like the deficit and the border wall between the US and Mexico, but he only brings issues up privately:
When I have had differences of opinion, which I have, [I] do that privately. I have found that has allowed me to be much more effective, I believe, than to satisfy those who say I ought to call him out or get into a public fight with him.
Cornyn is up against Democrat MJ Hegar for the Texas senate seat in the upcoming election on 3 November.
Current predictions place Cornyn ahead of Hegar – 47 per cent to 38 per cent.