Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) blasted President Trump on Sunday after Trump claimed that the Republican was forced to retire after not getting the president’s support.
“Senator Bob Corker just stated that, ‘I’m so [privileged] to serve in the Senate for twelve years, and that’s what I told the people of our state that’s what I’d do, serve for two terms.’ But that is Not True – wanted to run but poll numbers TANKED when I wouldn’t endorse him,” Trump tweeted earlier Sunday.
“Bob Corker was responsible for giving us the horrible Iran Nuclear Deal, which I ended, yet he badmouths me for wanting to bring our young people safely back home,” Trump continued, referencing his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.
“Bob wanted to run and asked for my endorsement. I said NO and the game was over. #MAGA I LOVE TENNESSEE!” he finished.
Corker did not take the onslaught laying down, issuing a Twitter response of his own.
“Yes, just like Mexico is paying for the wall,” Corker tweeted in response, before using the hashtag “#AlertTheDaycareStaff.”
Corker has been repeatedly critical of the Trump administration, and has previously referred to the White House as an “an adult day care center.”
Read more at The Hill.