Trump tweet: ‘Tennessee not happy!’ with Sen. Bob Corker

President Trump attacked another fellow Republican on Friday, taunting Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman last week publicly questioned the president’s stability and competence, reports the Washington Post (and a lot of other media outlets).

Trump said Friday morning on Twitter, “Strange statement by Bob Corker considering that he is constantly asking me whether or not he should run again in ’18. Tennessee not happy!”

Trump’s attack on Corker comes as the Republican National Committee is convening in the senator’s home state of Tennessee for its summer meeting. One of Trump’s sons, Eric, addressed the Nashville gathering on Thursday night.

Corker becomes the fifth GOP senator this month alone to draw the president’s ire. On Thursday, Trump attacked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) over his management of the health-care bill as well as the looming showdown over raising the federal government’s debt limit. At a Tuesday night rally in Phoenix, Trump went after — though not by name — Arizona’s U.S. senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, both Republicans. And last week, Trump slammed Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), a longtime Trump punching bag.

Note: A Corker spokeswoman declined comment on the presidential remark, which could indicate the senator — widely assumed to readying for a reelection campaign, though he hasn’t announced — is actually giving serious consideration to retirement and seeking Trump’s advice. Earlier related post (pre-tweet) HERE.

UPDATE/Note: Breitbart News suggests that the Trump tweet may have inspired state Sen. Mark Green to reconsider his previous announcement about having no plans to run against Corker.

“I’ve already told Senator Corker my thoughts about his comments about the President and that’s as far as I intend to go at this point,” Green told Breitbart News on Friday.

Green announced in early August that he did not intend to run against Corker in 2018 based on how “everything sits right now.”

Asked whether recent events, including Trump’s tweet on Friday, have sufficiently altered the political landscape for him to reassess how things “sit,” Green declined to comment.

4 Responses to Trump tweet: ‘Tennessee not happy!’ with Sen. Bob Corker

  • Norma Shirk says:

    The new American dream: Having grown up, emotionally intelligent people in our national government!

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    Don’t worry Norma, we are looking for a great conservative candidate to take on Corker next year so hopefully you won’t have to put up with him much longer.

  • Cannoneer2 says:

    Corker violated the Republican 11th Commandment.

  • Jerry McDonough says:

    corker may as well retire. He has little chance of reelection. Besides, he can now live on the dole. Full pay and benefits of a “working” senator. Maybe hhe can get an “obama phone” too.

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