Trump attacks NFL, Corker in Twitter barrage

Republican of Tennessee. Credit J. Scott Applewhite  Associated Press

Republican of Tennessee. Credit J. Scott Applewhite Associated Press

Bob Corker of Tennessee.

"We're declaring war on the Republican establishment", he said, appearing on Fox News' "Hannity" Monday evening. All you have to do is take a look. Bob Corker on Tuesday by ridiculing him for his height, even as advisers anxious that the president was further fracturing his relationship with congressional Republicans just a week before a vote critical to his tax cutting plan. "The people of this county want tax cuts, they want lower taxes, we're the highest taxed nation in the world", Trump said while claiming that his cuts could be the largest in the history of the country.

The tax push has been dogged by delays and distractions such as Trump's criticisms of his own party's leaders, including Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Republicans hold a narrow majority in the Senate. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), claiming the onetime Trump ally "was made to sound a fool". The morning former FBI Director James Comey was set to testify about his investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, aides packed Trump's schedule with meetings to keep him from tweeting.

Corker conveyed his concern with Trump leading the nation and warned that the president's rhetoric could beget a third world war. He also knew the call was being recorded, telling the reporter that his staff was recording it, "and I hope you are, too". In his speech delivered at UN General Assembly last month, Trump called the agreement "an embarrassment" for the USA and indicated that he may not recertify the deal at its mid-October deadline.

Trump's antagonism toward Corker and other top GOP lawmakers risks his legislative agenda.

His showdown with Tillerson erupted last week after the secretary of state revealed that U.S. and North Korean officials were in contact through diplomatic channels, even as Trump threatens to rain nuclear war on Pyongyang.

Corker, however, criticized Trump for his response to the violent clashes between white supremacists and anti-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia in August. "I said "NO" and he dropped out (said he could not win without my endorsement)". However, if Tillerson did make that remark, Trump suggested they compare IQ tests and implied he would best his secretary of state in that department. Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill that same day, Corker said Tillerson isn't receiving the support he needs from the administration and defended Tillerson as someone who helps "separate our country from chaos".

One of Bannon's first targets is Corker, who is retiring next year. "And by the way, in none of those cases was I begging him to do something for me".

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