Trump Twitter row with top Republican Senator Bob Corker

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Sen. Bob Corker admonished President Donald Trump on Sunday after the president lashed out at him on Twitter.

"Thus, I would completely anticipate that Corker will be a negative voice and obstruct our incredible plan".

With Bob Corker in the Senate until the end of 2018, the last thing the Republican Party is a senator who doesn't feel like helping out the president's agenda. "Someone obviously missed their shift this morning", wrote Corker, the Republican senator from Tennessee.

A person familiar with Trump and Corker's recent conversations disputed each of the claims the president made in his tweets.

Here's what Corker is saying: "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center".

The White House quickly hit back and said that, in fact, President Trump is the one "keeping the world from chaos".

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Contrary to Trump's contention that he was "responsible" for the Iran nuclear deal, Corker was a prominent opponent of it, and pushed through legislation requiring congressional input before sanctions could be lifted further.

On Wednesday, Corker praised Secretary of State Rex Tillerson amid reports that Tillerson openly characterized Trump as a "moron" in July. Corker, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, was mentioned as a possible pick after the election. Trump had actually called Corker last week, the source said, and asked him to reconsider his decision to retire from Congress in 2018, claiming that the president would have endorsed him. A comment that Trump said was "strange".

Corker had supported Trump's presidential campaign. And Trump's accusing Corker of being "largely responsible" for the landmark Iran nuclear deal.

Corker isn't a new critic of the administration.

By now you are all likely aware that President Trump likes to attack his political foes on Twitter. He said when he originally ran in 2006 that he couldn't see himself serving more than two terms. The president has previously tangled with other Republican senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona. Just three defections would torpedo the party's top legislative priority in their partisan push.

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