Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) on Friday called President Donald Trump out without using his name during a Friday press conference in Austin.


"You may have noticed the reality TV show going on at the White House," Cornyn told reporters, as documented by Texas Capital Tonight reporter Max Gorden.

Cornyn also referenced Trump's statement on Twitter earlier in the day, when he claimed "trade wars are good, and easy to win" while defending his newly-imposed steel and aluminum tariffs.

"I don't think trade wars are good," Cornyn told reporters.

Cornyn was among a group of bipartisan lawmakers assembled Wednesday to discuss gun and school safety measures in a White House meeting. During that meeting, Trump suggested he'd like police to "take the guns first" and "do due process later," a policy Cornyn rebuked yesterday.

"I don't think it would stand up to judicial scrutiny," Cornyn said during a weekly call, as per The Dallas Morning News. "That's why I call it a brainstorming session. I think some of these were literally ideas off the top of the president's head that do need to be further scrutinized for constitutionality and just practicality. That's the job of Congress."