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Posted: October 09, 2017

Trump-Corker feud heats up as senator says president's threats could lead to 'World War III'

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Trump-Corker feud heats up as senator says president's threats could lead to 'World War III'
FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks to the Sevier County Chamber of Commerce in Sevierville, Tenn. Always one to speak his mind, Corker's new free agent status should make President Donald Trump and the GOP very nervous. The two-term Tennessee Republican isn't seeking re-election. And that gives him even more elbow room to say what he wants and vote how he pleases over the next 15 months as Trump and the party's top leaders on Capitol Hill struggle to get their agenda on track (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)

By Patrick McMahon, Rare.us

WASHINGTON —

President Donald Trump began his Sunday morning by attacking a Senate Republican on Twitter.

>> Trump's cryptic tweet about North Korea: 'Only one thing will work'

In three tweets directed at Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, Trump wrote:

"Senator Bob Corker 'begged' me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. I said 'NO' and he dropped out (said he could not win without my endorsement). He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said 'NO THANKS.' He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal! Hence, I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda. Didn’t have the guts to run!"

Corker responded to the president’s tweet by saying, “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center.”

>> See the tweet here

Corker also told The New York Times on Sunday that Trump's recklessness could send the country "on the path to World War III." Read the full report here.

The angry comments follow recent comments from Corker about Trump’s cabinet and its ability to keep the world from “chaos.”

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Last week, when asked about the NBC News report that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called the president a “moron,” Corker told reporters that the Cabinet functions to “separate our country from chaos, and [he supports] them very much” in a statement that could be read to imply that Trump was causing “chaos.” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed the statement, offering that Trump was the one “keeping the world from chaos.”

Corker announced in September that he would not be seeking reelection, after some deliberation. Trump reportedly asked Corker to run for re-election, though Trump claims in his latest string of tweets that Corker “begged” for his endorsement.

– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.


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