"He concerns me", Corker said. I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda. Everything seemed to be going along fairly well between them until Senator Corker made several curious comments to the media.
Earlier, Corker, the current chairman of the Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations, told The New York Times that Trump's impulsive policy risks setting the country "on the path to World War III". His recent criticism led to Trump tweeting Sunday that he denied the senator his endorsement and rejected him as a candidate for secretary of state, blaming Corker for passage of the Iran nuclear deal and adding that the senator "didn't have the guts" to run for reelection.
He also knew the call was being recorded, telling the reporter that his staff was recording it, "and I hope you are, too".
Corker responded by saying that "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center".
- If Tennessee Senator Bob Corker thought retirement might be the easy way out of Washington, he may have to reconsider his rather surprising decision.
Corker’s feud with Trump erupted Sunday after the senator announced he would not be seeking a third term in 2018
As turmoil continues to envelop Trump's administration, the president has become "unstable", and has started "unraveling", and has been "consumed with dark moods", according to sources who spoke with Vanity Fair. Trump has yet to score a signature legislative victory, a black mark on his record given his party controls both the Senate and House.
Only eight percent think Trump is making the situation better, said the poll.
Trump said Tuesday that he didn't think his feud with Corker would imperil his tax cut plan. Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Chief White House strategist Steve Bannon, and National Security Advisor Mike Flynn have all left.
Known for his blunt commentary, Corker had long softened any public criticism of Trump or his administration with carefully worded praise.
"If Bob Corker has any honor, any decency, he should resign immediately", Bannon said in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity on Monday night.