Republican Senator Bob Corker has become one of President Trump's most outspoken critics — which is really saying something because there are a lot of them. This month has seen the two politicians feuding both on Twitter and on television. Today, the feud escalated to new heights when Corker participated in an interview with CNN. The reporter asked Corker how he really felt about Trump, and boy, Corker did not hold back.
Although they've long disagreed on a number of issues, the main feud between Corker and Trump was marked when Corker shared a tweet comparing the White House to a daycare center earlier this month.
Oof. Nothing like comparing the man who has access to the nuclear codes to a literal toddler.
This morning, Corker said that the best way to get tax reform legislation written would be for the White House to “step aside.”
As you might imagine, Trump was not thrilled by being told he couldn’t play with the big kids. This morning, he proved that he could hold a grudge just as tightly as a 3-year-old might hold a piece of candy.
Trump took to Twitter to insult Corker in a vicious thread. If you listen closely, you can almost hear him stomping his feet and claiming, "It's not fair! Corker's not being nice to me!"
He was so fired up that he couldn’t even include the second “e” in “Tennessee” in one tweet.
He claimed that Corker helped with the “bad Iran Deal.” In fact, Corker voted against the deal. He also used one of his favorite insults, claiming that Corker couldn’t even get elected dog catcher. (In case you’re wondering, the only elected dog catcher office in the country is in Duxbury, Vermont.)
Shortly thereafter, Corker revived his classic daycare joke:
The tweet immediately picked up steam.
It’s only a matter of time before people are making T-shirts with that hashtag, right?
But Corker wasn't done yet. He appears to have decided that he'd had enough. Also this morning, Corker was interviewed by CNN. He had some choice words about the president.
Corker said that Trump has “great difficulty with the truth on many issues,” as well as “lack of desire to be competent.”
When asked whether he regretted supporting Trump in the election, Corker responded, “Well, let’s just put it this way: I would not do that again.”
He was then asked whether Trump was a good role model for children. Corker answered, “No. Absolutely not.”
He even went so far as to say “the debasement of our nation will be what [Trump] will be remembered most for.”
Obviously, Trump couldn't help but respond. He tweeted just minutes after the CNN interview aired:
Again with the typos, Donald? What is “liddle'”?
These two feuding politicians are actually scheduled to have an in-person lunch meeting later today to discuss tax reform. We imagine the feud will only continue to get more and more entertaining/horrifying. Grab your popcorn, folks!