Bob Corker says Trump 'utterly untruthful president'

Pres. Trump says Corker

Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Monday said he expects his fellow Republicans, including deficit hawks like Sen.

Trump quickly hit back, tweeting moments later that Corker, "who helped President O give us the bad Iran Deal & couldn't get elected dog catcher in Tennessee, is now fighting Tax Cuts". Today, Corker is standing by those comments, saying, "I don't make comments I haven't thought about".

Despite Trump's claim that Corker "couldn't get elected dog catcher in Tennessee", he has, in fact, won multiple elections in the states, serving as mayor of Chattanooga from 2001 to 2005 and United States senator for the state from 2006 to present, having won reelection in 2012.

After a Trump attack on October 8, Corker responded on Twitter: "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center".

Mr Trump fired back on Twitter, calling the top Senator a "lightweight" who "couldn't get re-elected".

"... Corker dropped out of the race in Tennessee when I refused to endorse him, and now is only negative on anything Trump. Look at his record!"

The Associated Press has reported that Trump had urged Corker to run during a private meeting in September.

Corker then made a similar plea on tax reform: "Hopefully the White House will step aside and let that occur in a normal process".

"It's easy to talk about cutting people's rates and doing the things that benefit people", Corker said on Tuesday morning on ABC.

President Donald Trump reignited his feud with Sen.

On social media, the senator tweeted: "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center".

As the deadline nears for producing a tax reform bill, Republicans are struggling to find enough new sources of revenue in the tax code to offset part of the almost $4 billion cost of massive tax cuts for corporations and individuals.

In a series of tweets earlier Tuesday, the President accused Corker of fighting tax cuts and called him a "lightweight". "But if you start taking things off the table before you get started, you make that very hard".

This round of Trump-Corker Smackdown seems to have started when Corker told NBC News' Today show that POTUS joining Republican senators at today's weekly policy lunch - Trump's first address to senators at the Capitol since taking office - is mere "photo op" stuff, adding "more power to him".

The Failing @nytimes set Liddle' Bob Corker up by recording his conversation.

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