Bob Corker, a Republican, came into Trump's crosshairs over the weekend.
Corker, a senator from Tennessee, was blasted on Twitter by Trump in a Sunday morning rant. Corker, who is the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, drew ire from Trump after he had told reporters that national security team members Rex Tillerson, Jim Mattis, and John Kelly "are those people that help separate our country from chaos." With Corker announcing last month that he would be retiring at the end of his term instead of seeking reelection in 2018, Trump took the opportunity to slam the senator.
"Senator Bob Corker 'begged' me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee," the tweets read. "I said 'NO' and he dropped out (said he could not win without... my endorsement). He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said 'NO THANKS.' He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal! 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!
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 (@Donald J. Trump)1507471198.0
..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 (@Donald J. Trump)1507471740.0
...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 (@Donald J. Trump)1507471999.0
Seemingly unfazed by the Twitter attack, Corker responded in kind, calling the White House "an adult day care center," and suggesting that someone "missed their shift."
It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.— Senator Bob Corker (@Senator Bob Corker)1507475623.0
Corker's chief of staff, Todd Womack, told the Washington Post a different story, claiming that President Trump had called just last week in an attempt to get Corker to reconsider his decision not to seek reelection, and offering his endorsement if Corker changed his mind.
But Corker isn't the only GOP senator to have had Trump's ire focused in their direction. John McCain, Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham, and Mitch McConnell have all faced personal insults from Trump in recent months. And considering that these senators will be the ones voting on Trump's legislative agenda, it's a questionable tactic at best.
Twitter seems to agree:
@SeanHeymann @realDonaldTrump Your approval rating is 32%. Attacking other politicians is only helping them— Brian Krassenstein🐬 (@Brian Krassenstein🐬)1507472136.0
@realDonaldTrump It's called being a politician. Stop with the personal attacks why don't you? You are the one that… https://t.co/GJS4IBGstI— IR.net (@IR.net)1507472060.0
But then again:
@markyzaguirre @matthewjdowd @SenBobCorker Never been a fan of old Bob, but an enemy of my enemy...— Ghost of Joad (@Ghost of Joad)1507476133.0
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