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President Trump lashed out at Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Sunday, days after the outgoing GOP lawmaker suggested that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and White House chief of staff John Kelly are all that separates “our country from chaos.”

“Senator Bob Corker ‘begged’ me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee,” Trump tweeted early Sunday. “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!”

Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, believes the nuclear agreement forged by the Obama administration is badly flawed but does not want to tear it up and risk losing America’s European allies.

“Hence, I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda,” Trump added. “Didn’t have the guts to run!”

Corker, who recently announced he won’t seek reelection next year, fired back.

“It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center,” Corker tweeted. “Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”

“Bob Corker gave us the Iran Deal, & that’s about it,” Trump tweeted later Sunday. “We need HealthCare, we need Tax Cuts/Reform, we need people that can get the job done!”

It’s not the first time Corker has drawn Trump’s fire.

In August, Corker harshly criticized Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., telling reporters that the president has not “demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation.”

“Strange statement by Bob Corker considering that he is constantly asking me whether or not he should run again in ’18,” Trump tweeted in response. “Tennessee not happy!”

Meanwhile, Corker’s status as a “free agent” could pose a challenge to the GOP’s plan for tax reform. The two-term lawmaker is a member of the Senate Budget Committee and the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, and has said he will oppose any legislation that increases the national debt.

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President Trump lashed out at Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Sunday, days after the outgoing GOP lawmaker suggested that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and White House chief of staff John Kelly are all that separates “our country from chaos.”

“Senator Bob Corker ‘begged’ me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee,” Trump tweeted early Sunday. “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!”

Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, believes the nuclear agreement forged by the Obama administration is badly flawed but does not want to tear it up and risk losing America’s European allies.

“Hence, I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda,” Trump added. “Didn’t have the guts to run!”

Corker, who recently announced he won’t seek reelection next year, fired back.

“It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center,” Corker tweeted. “Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”

“Bob Corker gave us the Iran Deal, & that’s about it,” Trump tweeted later Sunday. “We need HealthCare, we need Tax Cuts/Reform, we need people that can get the job done!”

It’s not the first time Corker has drawn Trump’s fire.

In August, Corker harshly criticized Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., telling reporters that the president has not “demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation.”

“Strange statement by Bob Corker considering that he is constantly asking me whether or not he should run again in ’18,” Trump tweeted in response. “Tennessee not happy!”

Meanwhile, Corker’s status as a “free agent” could pose a challenge to the GOP’s plan for tax reform. The two-term lawmaker is a member of the Senate Budget Committee and the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, and has said he will oppose any legislation that increases the national debt.

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While the Trump WH seems to be a Charlie Foxtrot on a regular basis, Corker is one of the lamest excuses for a supposed Republican Senator I've seen in decades. Voted for him when I first moved here.... and never again. He would be better off in changing his R to a D.
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While the Trump WH seems to be a Charlie Foxtrot on a regular basis, Corker is one of the lamest excuses for a supposed Republican Senator I've seen in decades. Voted for him when I first moved here.... and never again. He would be better off in changing his R to a D.
Why Tennessee is Republican has more to do with civil rights than ideals.
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Why Tennessee is Republican has more to do with civil rights than ideals.
Please clarify.
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Please clarify.
same with all the south that used to be die hard democrat till reagan lured us to look down on minorities and the poor. myself included in that following. as lbj said when he negotiated for votes on the bill "[paraphrased] this means we'll lose the south for at least a generation."

So what some states have managed is to hold onto democrat ideals while maintaining they are republicans.
so you are correct ...corker is probably in camo

but be careful what you wish for. what are the issues in your state...what are existing laws and why...also who opposes them and why.
do some deep digging into the political history and choose based on what's good for tennessee not just some bumper sticker but really dig.
i'm not saying you will come up liberal but beware of every politician.
i know that came off holier than thou but it is from mistakes and experience and a few "Aha" moments that i encourage you.
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same with all the south that used to be die hard democrat till reagan lured us to look down on minorities and the poor. myself included in that following. as lbj said when he negotiated for votes on the bill "[paraphrased] this means we'll lose the south for at least a generation."

So what some states have managed is to hold onto democrat ideals while maintaining they are republicans.
so you are correct ...corker is probably in camo

but be careful what you wish for. what are the issues in your state...what are existing laws and why...also who opposes them and why.
do some deep digging into the political history and choose based on what's good for tennessee not just some bumper sticker but really dig.
i'm not saying you will come up liberal but beware of every politician.
i know that came off holier than thou but it is from mistakes and experience and a few "Aha" moments that i encourage you.
I trust no politician, but I've been around long enough to understand that what was a Democrat in LBJ's time, doesn't exist anymore. Progressives have taken over that name, to the detriment of the party. At this point, any 'moderate with left leanings' is leaning away from the group, but has nowhere to go.

Republican politicians have no clue as to real life for the working Joe, and will lose more people if they attempt to continue on the path with the likes of Romney or Trump. They need a solid, real person to represent the people's interests.

All in all, we've been dredging the barrel on both sides, and it ain't pretty.
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I trust no politician, but I've been around long enough to understand that what was a Democrat in LBJ's time, doesn't exist anymore. Progressives have taken over that name, to the detriment of the party. At this point, any 'moderate with left leanings' is leaning away from the group, but has nowhere to go.

Republican politicians have no clue as to real life for the working Joe, and will lose more people if they attempt to continue on the path with the likes of Romney or Trump. They need a solid, real person to represent the people's interests.

All in all, we've been dredging the barrel on both sides, and it ain't pretty.
I agree except I think LBJ's agenda was much more liberal than say Obama or Hillary's.
but yes I agree it looks like both parties are like fake chinese imitations of what their party once stood for and when you get it home the same thing happens, you find out it was fake and needs to be tossed in the garbage
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