“It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.” Senator Bob Corker (Republican, Tennessee), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tweeted today after Trump’s Twitter rants. Senator Bob Corker, who had criticized ‘chaos’ created by the president, called the White House an “adult day care center” after President Donald Trump called his fellow Republican a coward for not seeking a third term.
Trump earlier lit up the Tennessee lawmaker in a series of tweets on Sunday, saying Senator Bob Corker had “begged” him for an endorsement before deciding to retire from the Senate. The attack followed days after Corker noted “chaos” in Trump’s White House.
“Senator Bob Corker ‘begged’ me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee,” Trump said Sunday in a series of Twitter posts. “I said ‘NO’ and he dropped out (said he could not win without my endorsement).”
Trump Tweeted that Corker “Didn’t have the guts to run!” Corker “wanted to be Secretary of State, I said ‘NO THANKS,”’ Trump added.
That was what prompted Senator Corker’s “adult day care center” response. The senator has 126,000 followers on Twitter to Trump’s 40 million. Yet in about an hour, Corker’s message had been retweeted more than 27,000 times and “liked” more than 63,000 times.
The tweets came after Corker said Wednesday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and other top administration officials “help separate us from chaos.” Tillerson this week sought to play down reports of his own tension with the president, including one widely reported that said he’d called Trump a “moron.”
Corker, 65, is part of a growing list of critics, political opponents and others whom Trump has attacked on the social media platform — from the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to actress Meryl Streep, to the cast of “Saturday Night Live.”
Trump claimed the two-term senator, whose votes are crucial to the president’s agenda in a Senate divided 52-48, “is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal!”
“I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda,” Trump tweeted.