Trump blasts Sen. Corker; senator calls White House 'adult day care'

Trump blasts Sen. Corker; senator calls White House 'adult day care'

A source familiar with Corker's comments said the senator's post was in direct response to Trump's tweets this morning, and took issue with accuracy of the president's statements.

Corker, a ten year veteran of the US Senate, representing the people of Tennessee, responded quickly and decisively to Trump's tweet in a way that has surprised pretty much everyone, regardless of their political affiliation. Last week, Corker lashed out at Trump, saying that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis "help separate our country from chaos ... He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran deal!". "Didn't have the guts to run!"

"But I don't think we're that close to chaos anyway", he said, adding, "I'm in the White House every single day and I've never seen the chaos that gets reported outside". "Somebody obviously missed their shift this morning".

With Bob Corker in the Senate until the end of 2018, the last thing the Republican Party is a senator who doesn't feel like helping out the president's agenda.

The exchange between the president and the chair of the Senate foreign relations committee was the latest undignified episode in Trump's freaky and fractious relationship with the Republican establishment and parts of his own administration.




Trump tweets that Corker "begged" for a presidential endorsement for re-election. Trump says he turned him down and that Corker then decided not to run again because he couldn't win without Trump's backing.

These were not the first times Corker and Trump have been in conflict, however.

But the Obama administration negotiated the worldwide agreement, and Corker tried to require that President Barack Obama submit it to Congress for approval. Trump actually called Corker on Friday asking him to reconsider his decision not to run for re-election, and offering his support if he chose to do so, according to Womack.

The barely concealed implication is that President Trump would not be able to govern at all without having those Cabinet members, the "grown-ups", in the room to clean up his messes. The president has previously tangled with other Republican senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona.

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