Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
World | By Melba Underwood

Amid Corker Feud, Trump Dismisses Senator's WWIII Warning

Amid Corker Feud, Trump Dismisses Senator's WWIII Warning

"You know he does it, everyone knows he does it, but he does", Corker added.

When Obama didn't do that, Corker helped fellow senators write legislation that subjected the worldwide accord to periodic congressional review.

Trump was asked about Corker on Tuesday as reporters were allowed into the Oval Office while he was meeting with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

"Senator Corker worked with Nancy Pelosi and the Obama administration to pave the way for that and rolled out the red carpet for the Iran deal", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at a briefing. "Someone obviously missed their shift this morning".

A transcript of the conversation, however, shows that the newspaper did not set Corker up and that the senator was well aware that he was on the record.

Trump has responded, mocking Corker's height.

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Trump, who has little tolerance for public criticism and prides himself on counterpunching those who cross him, took to Twitter on Sunday to attack Corker. "I said "NO" and he dropped out (said he could not win without my endorsement)". Trump then said that Corker was partly responsible for the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump had already characterized and one of the worst deals in history. "Didn't have the guts to run!"

"I understand we're on the record". He may have voted against the deal ultimately, but he not only allowed the deal to happen, he gave it credibility. "We need HealthCare, we need Tax Cuts/Reform, we need people that can get the job done!" Instead, Trump said the country was "on the wrong path before" on the North Korea threat.

Only eight percent think Trump is making the situation better, said the poll.

Corker also looks to play a key role in the upcoming debate over taxes.

President Donald Trump's public feud with a top Republican on Capitol Hill has entered the name-calling phase.

Trump was in Huntsville late last month on behalf of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, S.C., John McCain, Ariz., and Jeff Flake, Ariz., with cutting and sometimes personal insults.

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