Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, engaged in a bitter Twitter feud with President Donald Trump, and other establishment Republicans insist that the tax cuts not increase the federal budget deficit. His recent criticism led to Trump tweeting Sunday that he denied the senator his endorsement and rejected him as a candidate for secretary of state, blaming Corker for passage of the Iran nuclear deal and adding that the senator "didn't have the guts" to run for reelection. "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.
"The Failing [New York Times] set Liddle' Bob Corker up by recording his conversation", Trump tweeted out.
According to the poll by Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 65 percent of Americans think Trump's recent remarks regarding the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have made the situation worse. "That's what helped I think put things in motion". Everything seemed to be going along fairly well between them until Senator Corker made several curious comments to the media.
"He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said 'NO THANKS.' He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal", Trump tweeted.
Corker, who is not seeking re-election in 2018, disputed Trump's version of events. "We're on the right path right now, believe me".
"I know they're recording it, and I hope you are, too", Corker said. Bob Corker is apparently still on, based on the new nickname the president bestowed upon Corker Tuesday morning.
"The President called Senator Corker on Monday afternoon and asked him to reconsider his decision not to seek re-election and reaffirmed that he would have endorsed him, as he has said many times", Womack said in a statement.
Corker's comments have already infuriated Trump's base.
Some of Trump's allies, including former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, have called on him to resign.