Bob Corker was mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee from 2001 to 2005. In 2007, he won the US Senate seat formerly held by Bill Frist. Corker, a Republican, currently serves as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
Allegedly, he asked President Donald Trump to endorse him for a re-election bid, but Trump refused. According to Trump, that’s when Corker decided to retire. As usual, Trump took to Twitter when someone should have hid his phone, but he tweeted that Corker didn’t have the guts to run for re-election.
Corker responded by referring the White House as an adult day care center.
Sen. Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, on Sunday called the White House “an adult day care center” after President Trump attacked him in a morning Twitter tirade.
Setting off an extraordinary squabble between two leaders of the same party, Trump alleged in a trio of tweets that Corker “begged” him for his endorsement, did not receive it and decided to retire because he “didn’t have the guts” to run for reelection next year.
In response, Corker (Tenn.) tweeted, “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”
By alienating Corker, Trump risks further endangering his legislative agenda. As chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Corker would be a leading voice on Capitol Hill determining the future of the Iran nuclear deal, should Trump “decertify” the agreement and punt to Congress a decision about whether to restore sanctions against Iran…
As much as I support President Trump and most of his conservative agenda, I have to disagree with him on so many of the tweets. He’s used to being the top dog in the business world who dictates to everyone else, but Washington DC does not work that way and he has yet to learn how to play nicely with the other kids on Capitol Hill.