Trump Has a New Nickname for His New Enemy

Trump Has a New Nickname for His New Enemy

Earlier, Corker, the current chairman of the Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations, told The New York Times that Trump's impulsive policy risks setting the country "on the path to World War III".

Corker punctuated this by telling the Times that "except for a few people, the vast majority of our caucus" - meaning, of the Senate's 52 Republicans - "understands what we're dealing with here".

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders used her news briefing to tear into Corker, saying he had "rolled out the red carpet" for the Iran nuclear deal.

As Trump looks for his first major legislative victory, Corker's vote will be crucial on issues such as the coming tax overhaul bill. It was the third full day of the Trump-Corker feud that began Sunday morning when the president shellacked the retiring Tennessee Republican on Twitter, with Corker firing off his own tweet alleging that Trump has turned the White House into an "adult day care center". Corker also helped tutor Trump on foreign affairs, and he in turn considered the senator as a possible running mate and secretary of state. "I don't like normally talking to you on the record - I'm kidding you - but I will".

Womack said Trump has repeatedly offered to support Corker, and as recently as last week asked the senator to change his mind and run for reelection. "Didn't have the guts to run!"

Only eight percent think Trump is making the situation better, said the poll. "The party needs to sublimate its divisions, get mainstream Republicans to the polls, and persuade the Trump base to cast ballot for non-Trump Republicans", he writes.

According to a transcript of the call, Corker stated during the interview that he was "on the record" in the conversation.

President Donald Trump's public feud with a top Republican on Capitol Hill has entered the name-calling phase. Corker what led him to make that statement.

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