Donald Trump is no stranger to attacking members of his own party on Twitter. But on Sunday, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) shook off Trump’s insults and came back with a doozy of his own.
Here’s how Trump led off the morning against Corker, who’s already announced he won’t run for reelection in 2018.
Senator Bob Corker "begged" me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. I said "NO" and he dropped out (said he could not win without…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2017
..my endorsement). He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said "NO THANKS." He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2017
…Hence, I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda. Didn't have the guts to run!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2017
Not long after, Corker slammed back at the president with an even greater burn.
It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.— Senator Bob Corker (@SenBobCorker) October 8, 2017
Though Trump likely needs Corker to help him pass his legislative agenda, their feud isn’t a new one. Trump has ranted about how the Senate should kill its filibuster rule, but in July, Corker said, “It would probably be best if the president let Congress deal with those issues ourselves.”
One reason for Trump’s latest outburst likely was because Corker last week alluded to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly as the “people that help separate our country from chaos.”