The article described a work environment in which the president sometimes starts the day "worked into a lather", often based on something he saw on television, at which point aides try to distract him with something new, exploiting Trump's limited attention span.
Corker's chief of staff later said Trump encouraged Corker to run for reelection and offered his endorsement.
Trump spelled out Rubio's nickname to The New York Times previous year, in the same way.
Corker was also vocally critical of the Republican tax plan, saying last Monday that it could balloon the federal deficit. He also said that Corker had asked to be secretary of state. "I am out there meeting people, learning from them, making sure they understand I stand for, what my values are and what I am going to do for the people of TN", says Mackler.
The Failing @nytimes set Liddle' Bob Corker up by recording his conversation.
"He concerns me", Corker said, according to The Times.
Blackburn last week announced her bid for the seat that Corker will vacate after his term ends in 2018.
Trump previously tweeted that he expected Corker to be an obstacle to the White House's agenda and charged that Corker "didn't have the guts to run" for re-election in 2018.
"All claims made in the president's tweets are false".
On Sunday, Trump tweeted that Corker had "begged him" for his endorsement in Tennessee but "I said "NO" and he dropped out (said he could not win without my endorsement)", Trump wrote.
While communications with Iran have become fraught as Trump threatened not to renew the nuclear deal.
Corker, who isn't as vocal on the social media platform as the president, fired back Sunday morning.
Corker responded quickly, saying the White House was an "adult day care center" and telling The Times that Trump's actions could start the USA "on the path to World War III".
Six months ago, Politico reported that officials in the West Wing learned that Trump made better decisions when they narrowed his choices down to one.