Trump was referring to the interview Corker gave to the New York Times in which the senator likened the Trump White House to a "reality show" and suggested that reckless comments from the president could lead to World War III.
The squabble comes just days before Trump is expected to "decertify" the Iranian nuclear pact reached with world powers in 2015 and punt to Congress a decision about whether to restore sanctions against Iran. Trump believes USA corporations are the highest taxed in the world and that the people of the United States desperately want to be relieved of burdensome taxes.
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. "We can stay tuned for the next episode. It may feel satisfying, but it is meaningless in the context of Republicans proving that they can be a governing majority".
The feud is odd because Corker was briefly considered as a vice president running mate during the 2016 campaign. After the outbreak of violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., Corker said that he didn't feel that Trump had demonstrated the "competence" or "stability" needed for a successful presidency.
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Corker's comments to the Times and on Twitter prompted criticism from the administration and even criticism from fellow Republicans in the Senate. But that changed this past summer, as tensions between the men flared.
The Tennessee Republican, who recently announced he would not seek reelection in 2018, has become increasingly critical of the president in recent months. Luther Strange, trying to bolster Strange's chances in a runoff with Roy Moore. "I don't think so at all", he said.
"I don't think he appreciates that when the president of the United States speaks and says the things that he does, the impact that it has around the world, especially in the region that he's addressing", he added.