Trump Has a New Nickname for His New Enemy

Corker’s feud with Trump erupted Sunday after the senator announced he would not be seeking a third term in 2018

"He concerns me", Corker told The Times. I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda.

Ulterior motives? Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry of the Week calls Corker a hypocrite for his sudden public turn on the president and suggests that the retiring senator is positioning himself to be an "establishment" primary challenger to the president in the 2020 election. Bob Corker of having worked with Democrats and the Obama administration to make the Iran nuclear deal happen.

President Donald Trump began his morning by tweeting that The New York Times "set Liddle' Bob Corker up by recording his conversation".

"I know they're recording it", Corker said of his aides who were also on the line with him and a Times reporter.

The comment comes a week after Corker jabbed Trump, stating that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly "help separate our country from chaos".

Corker, who is not seeking re-election in 2018, disputed Trump's version of events. Trump has yet to score a signature legislative victory, a black mark on his record given his party controls both the Senate and House.

"I don't think so".

Only eight percent think Trump is making the situation better, said the poll. He added, "I know [Trump] has hurt, in several instances, he's hurt us as it relates to negotiations that were underway by tweeting things out". However, Trump is alleged to have remarked to associates that Corker, whose height is 5-foot-7, was too short for the top diplomat position.

Republican lawmakers and operatives have voiced exasperation that Trump is spending his time attacking senators he will need as allies if he hopes to sign any signature legislation.

"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.

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