Donald Trump just attacked Sen. Bob Corker for the second time today, blaming the Tennessee lawmaker for the Iran nuclear deal.
“Bob Corker gave us the Iran Deal, & that’s about it. We need HealthCare, we need Tax Cuts/Reform, we need people that can get the job done!” Trump said in a tweet.
Bob Corker gave us the Iran Deal, & that's about it. We need HealthCare, we need Tax Cuts/Reform, we need people that can get the job done!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2017
Corker, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is a steady GOP voice on foreign affairs and national security.
The latest tweet from the president comes as Trump is reportedly planning to de-certify the Iran nuclear deal, which provided Iran with sanctions relief in exchange for concessions on its nuclear program.
The remark is the latest in a war of words between Corker and Trump that reached new levels on Sunday with personal attacks.
Trump in a Sunday morning tweet storm argued the senator, who is retiring after his current term, “didn’t have the guts to run” for re-election and also claimed Corker sought his endorsement.
“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… ..my endorsement),” Trump said.
Corker quickly fired back at Trump, describing the White House as “an adult day care center.”
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
“Someone obviously missed their shift this morning,” Corker added.
Corker’s chief of staff, Todd Womack, said Sunday that Trump asked Corker to run for re-election, even offering his endorsement to the senator.
Statement from Todd Womack, Chief of Staff to Sen. Bob Corker, contradicts claims made in the President’s morning tweets pic.twitter.com/y9LaJwxpOP
— Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) October 8, 2017