Trump Calls Senator Corker 'Liddle Bob' on Twitter

The two's war of words started last Sunday, when Trump accused the Republican senator from Tennessee of being "a negative voice in the way of our great agenda", as well as allegedly "begging" Trump to endorse him for re-election and not having "the guts". "Corker and the people of Tennessee", Sanders said.

"The vast majority of our caucus understand what we're dealing with here. they understand the volatility that we are dealing with and the tremendous amount of work that it takes from people around [Trump] to keep him in the middle of the road", Corker continued. Tax plan puts swing-state Republicans in tough spot MORE (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday, saying the GOP lawmaker was partially responsible for the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran and refusing to say whether the retiring Corker should resign immediately.

A public feud between President Donald Trump and influential fellow Republican Bob Corker could narrow the path for a tax overhaul in the U.S. Senate, where a Republican go-it-alone effort is already showing signs of disunity.

When Obama didn't do that, Corker helped fellow senators write legislation that subjected the worldwide accord to periodic congressional review. I said "NO" and he dropped out (said he could not win endorsement).

He helped the Senate move closer to legislation by agreeing to a budget resolution that would allow tax reforms to reduce government revenue by up to $1.5 trillion over a decade, but he wants savings elsewhere and has vowed not to vote for a tax package that adds to the federal deficit.

"If Bob Corker has any honor, any decency, he should resign immediately", Bannon said in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity on Monday night. But it doesn't get you anywhere. He also said the senator had asked to be Secretary of State but he had refused.

Both Trump and Corker entered politics after careers as business executives, both in real estate and construction, and their shared backgrounds gave them a level of mutual understanding at a time when few in Congress can claim to understand the president's motivations.

Sanders appeared ready to criticize Corker throughout the press conference.

Corker's decision not to run next year has left him free to speak his mind in a way that most of his colleagues prefer not to.

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