(National Sentinel)Â Self-Defense: President Donald J. Trump hit back at Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., after the latter trashed him in the media earlier today, tweeting out that the retiring U.S. senator “couldn’t get elected dog catcher” in his home state.
Also, the president hit Corker over his enabling of the so-called “nuclear deal” with Iran, and said he’s now opposed to helping his party usher in tax cuts for Americans, small businesses and corporations that the president — and Corker, once upon a time — promised last election cycle.
Bob Corker, who helped President O give us the bad Iran Deal & couldn't get elected dog catcher in Tennessee, is now fighting Tax Cuts….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2017
He also said that Corker’s decision not to run for reelection had more to do with the fact that the president had refused to endorse him.
â€œCorker dropped out of the race in Tennesse [sic] when I refused to endorse him, and now is only negative on anything Trump,â€ he wrote. â€œLook at his record!â€
Earlier, Corker toldÂ ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos that he was standing by earlier comments he made about the White House becoming an â€œadult daycare centerâ€ under Trump.
Corker also described Trumpâ€™s upcoming visit to Capitol Hill as a â€œphoto opâ€ and urged him to let Senate Republicans be in charge of tax overhaul policy.
â€œWhat I hope is going to happen is the president will leave this effort, if you will, to the tax-writing committees, let them do their work and not begin taking things off the table that ought to be debated in these committees at the proper time,â€ he said.
The last time Congress substantially overhauled taxes was during Ronald Reagan’s administration in the 1980s. Then, Reagan sheparded the cuts through a divided House and Senate, urging bipartisanship. But he was certainly ‘hands-on’ when it came to pitching his plan to the Legislative Branch, so it’s not clear why Corker thinks Trump shouldn’t be involved at all.
Corker has also hit Trump over his involvement in U.S. foreign policy. â€œLeave it to the professionals for a while,â€ he said, though presidents, not the State Department or Congress, set foreign policy agendas.
Trump responded in various tweets: “Isnâ€™t it sad that lightweight Senator Bob Corker, who couldnâ€™t get re-elected in the Great State of Tennessee, will now fight Tax Cuts plus! Sen. Corker is the incompetent head of the Foreign Relations Committee, & look how poorly the U.S. has done. He doesnâ€™t have a clue as the entire World WAS laughing and taking advantage of us. People like liddleâ€™ Bob Corker have set the U.S. way back. Now we move forward!”
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