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Bob Corker calls Trump 'utterly untruthful president' in escalating feud

Bob Corker calls Trump 'utterly untruthful president' in escalating feud”

While speaking with CNN on Wednesday, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) responded to President Trump's tweet that Corker announced his retirement from the Senate because had no chance of getting re-elected by stating he was in a strong electoral position when he made the decision not to pursue re-election and he doesn't care about the "daily silliness" that comes out of the White House.

But Corker's remarks could have nonetheless had an effect on the president, as the percentage of voters who say they dislike Trump has also risen.

The angry exchange unfolded just hours before Trump was to lunch with GOP senators at the Capitol to try to unite the party around a rewrite of the nation's tax code. People like liddle' Bob Corker have set the US way back.

In August, Corker criticized Trump's response to the violent white supremacists' rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which led to Trump warning that Tennessee voters were "not happy" with Corker.

The senator also dismissed suggestions, most noticeably voiced by New York Times conservative columnist Ross Douthat in a recent column, that if Corker is serious about Trump's fitness for office, he should call openly for impeachment or removal through the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

"The president undermines our secretary of State, raises tensions in the area by virtues of the tweets that he sends out and I would just like for him to just leave it to the professionals for a while and see if we can do something that is constructive for our country, the region and the world", Corker said. "Now we move forward!"

The Tennessee voters who expressed an opinion about both men, 35% approve of Trump and disapprove of Corker.

In a series of television interviews, Corker accused the US President of being a liar who had debased the US. Twenty-one percent approve of both Corker and Trump, and 13% disapprove of both.

"I think the debasement of our nation is what he'll be remembered most for", he added.

Via Twitter, Corker responded to a Trump attack: "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center".

Corker did not regret either of those statements on Tuesday, telling Good Morning America: "I don't make comments that I haven't thought about". Hence, I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda. On the other hand, after meeting last week with McConnell, Trump promised to intercede with his former top adviser Steve Bannon, who is now on the outside promising an all-out war on the GOP establishment by urging primary challenges against a number of sitting GOP senators.

The latest spat comes following Trump's plans for the U.S. tax system. John Thune of South Dakota. "Unfortunately, I think world leaders are very aware that what he said is untrue". But crucial details of the plan have yet to be worked out, notably what income levels would fit with each tax bracket.



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