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Politics Trump: 'Corker didn't have the guts to run'

17:31  08 october  2017
17:31  08 october  2017 Source:   thehill.com

Sen. Corker Reflects on Trump Comments, Leaving the Senate

  Sen. Corker Reflects on Trump Comments, Leaving the Senate Sen. Bob Corker told Chuck Todd on "Meet The Press" that President Trump didn't like being called "incompetent."WASHINGTON — Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., made waves in August after he issued a tough rebuke of President Trump’s handling of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. And when he recently met with the president, he admitted that Trump couldn’t let this criticism go.

Trump said Corker , who made headlines last week with his sharp criticism of the president, “ didn ' t have the guts to run ” for reelection. Bob Corker , the Republican chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, on Sunday called the White House “an adult day care center” after President Trump

(UPI) — President Donald Trump criticized outgoing Republican Sen. Bob Corker on Twitter Sunday and said he refused to endorse the Tennessee Trump also said Corker asked him to be nominated to Secretary of State, but the president’s answer was, “NO THANKS.” Corker then took to Twitter to

Trump: 'Corker didn't have the guts to run'© Provided by The Hill Trump: 'Corker didn't have the guts to run' President Trump ripped Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Sunday, saying the senator told him he could not win reelection in the Senate without his endorsement, and that he dropped out after Trump declined.

"Senator Bob Corker "begged" me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. 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!" Trump said in a tweet on Sunday.

"Hence, I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda. Didn't have the guts to run!" the president continued.

Corker, who is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced last month that he would not seek reelection in 2018.

Corker was the first senator to announce that he will retire for the 2018 primaries.

Trump allies, such as former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, have expressed interest in presenting primary challenges to establishment Republicans in Congress.

Corker blasts Trump for trying to ‘publicly castrate’ Tillerson .
Sen. Bob Corker is not finished criticizing President Trump. The Tennessee Republican admonished the commander-in-chief on Friday for attempting to “publicly castrate” his own secretary of state. The Tennessee Republican admonished the commander-in-chief on Friday for attempting to “publicly castrate” his own secretary of state.

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