Trump Attacks Top GOP Senator Only to Be Met With Scathing Response.
Earlier this morning, President Donald J. Trump lambasted Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee on Twitter. Sen. Corker’s response, however, was just as bitingly critical of the commander in chief.
President Trump started the twitter feud this morning by saying that the soon-to-be retired Senator was largely responsible for the “horrendous Iran Deal,” begged the President for his endorsement, and thought that Corker would be a negative voice in his administration, which is why he was never considered for Secretary of state.
In response, the senior senator from the Volunteer State said that White House has become a “adult day care center.”
Corker has often been critical about President Trump, but his comments this week that Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Chief of Staff John Kelly are keeping America and the world form chaos seemed to spark the President's comments today.
"I think Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Mattis, and Chief of Staff Kelly are those people that help separate our country from chaos, and I support them very much.”
A source close to Sen. Corker’s office accused the President of lying, according to the Washington Examiner.
"All claims made in the president's tweets are false," the source said. "The president called the senator early last week and asked him to reconsider his decision not to seek reelection and reaffirmed that he would have endorsed him, as he has said many times."
This feud between a sitting GOP president and senator comes just days after Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff told donors to "purge" Anti-Trump Republicans from Capitol Hill.