Trump Fires Back At Senator Corker

President Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning to lash back at Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., over the senator’s comments last week that the president doesn’t understand the character of the nation and has not shown the competence to lead.

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

Corker has not said whether he will run for a third Senate term in 2018. Meanwhile, some on the populist, Tea Party wing of the party, including former state representative Joe Carr, are considering a primary challenge to Corker. 

Trump’s tweet came as Corker’s comments have gotten increasing airtime following the violent white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Va., on the weekend of Aug. 12 and Trump’s campaign-style rally in Phoenix earlier this week. 


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