Published: Mon, August 28, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Trump Goes After Corker A Week After Senator Criticized White House

Trump Goes After Corker A Week After Senator Criticized White House

Corker becomes the fifth GOP senator this month alone to draw the president's ire.

Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told local reporters and Rotary Club attendees last Thursday that there needs to be some "radical changes" in the White House for Trump to succeed, News Channel 9 reported.

Their ties also may explain Trump's apparent reluctance to tweet against Corker afterward, and his willingness to let his press secretary fire back instead.

Trump tweeted that Corker's recent statement questioning his fitness for the presidency was "strange", since the senator asks him about running again in 2018.

According to The Tennessean, Carr said Corker has been "too critical of the president and publicly outspoken".

Trump unleashed his latest criticism of the GOP's congressional leadership in a series of morning tweets Thursday that also included a rebuke of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his inability to get the Senate to repeal the Obama health care law.

President Donald Trump is criticizing a Tennessee Republican who questioned his "competence" and "stability". That system goes a long way in explaining why the very conservative state has elected two moderate-to-liberal U.S. Senators in Sen. "And we need for him to be successful; our nation needs for him to be successful".

Trump expressed frustration over a bipartisan bill sanctioning Russian Federation and tried to convince Senate Foreign Relations Chairman [Corker] that it wasn't good policy, according to three people familiar with the call. Corker called the ad tacky and said it should stop running, but it took the RNC almost a week to pull it off the air. We should say that loud and clear.

Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, has yet to announce his re-election plans for next year. "But I see my job as saying what I think and his job is saying what he thinks".

Corker's chief of staff, Todd Womack, declined any comment on Friday. The survey found only 34 percent of those surveyed approved of Corker's job performance, compared with 47 percent who said they disapproved.

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