President Trump lashed out at Senator Bob Corker following the New York Times' publication of an interview transcript that made clear the Republican's feelings on the president's ability to lead - namely, that he doesn't have any.
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"I don't think so", Trump said in the Oval Office when asked if the back-and-forth would affect the tax effort.
Ironically, that obstinacy may the bedrock of Trump's warm feelings toward Paul-anyone who bucks Mitch McConnell is, by default, a friend. He added that many of his colleagues privately share his reservations about Trump, and criticized the information the president shares on Twitter. Some outlets point to Corker's comments that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and other top administration officials are separating the country from chaos.
The feud between the president and a senator in his own party intensified over the weekend.
During the two weeks since Corker announced he won't seek a third term, three of the party's up-and-comers have looked at the 2018 race.
Trump's criticism of the lawmaker drew a response in which Corker referred to the White House as an "adult day care". "Someone obviously missed their shift this morning".
Far from being set up, Mr. Corker asked that I tape our conversation.
Though Trump's tweet complained that the paper recorded Corker's interview, Times reporter Jonathan Martin, who shared a byline on the Corker story, said the senator also recorded the conversation. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), claiming the onetime Trump ally "was made to sound a fool".
However, the reporter who interviewed Corker said that his aides were aware that the interview was being recorded and taped it as well.
Dent says more of his colleagues in Congress should speak out about their concerns over happenings in the White House.
Bannon said Corker's comments were "totally unacceptable in a time of war".
According to the Associated Press, the league files tax returns as a taxable entity after giving up its federal tax-exempt status several years ago. As a refresher, we offer 17 of the toughest criticisms of Trump from his fellow GOP leaders. Paul, who's built a reputation as a senatorial spoilsport willing to tank major bills if they clash with his principles, has already killed one attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, and as Politico reported Tuesday, seems prepared to stand in the way of tax reform, too.
"He concerns me", Corker told The Times.
"He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said 'NO THANKS.' He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal", Trump tweeted. That vote is all the more valuable given uncertainty about the votes of McCain and Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of Maine.