Trump Again Blasts 'Liddle Bob Corker'

By Susan Jones | October 10, 2017 | 9:26 AM EDT

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) campaigns for presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Raleigh, N.C. in July 2016. Relations between the two men have soured since then. (Photo: Screen grab from C-SPAN)

( - Shortly before 9 a.m. on Tuesday, President Donald Trump resumed his Twitter tirade against retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.):

"The Failing @nytimes set Liddle Bob Corker up by recording his conversation. Was made to sound a fool, and that's what I am dealing with!" the president tweeted.

The New York Times on Sunday recorded an interview with Corker, in which the senator called Trump's "volatility" alarming.

"He's got people around him that have been able to keep him, generally speaking, in the middle of the road with tweets, especially as it relates to foreign policy issues. I do wish that would stop," Corker said, referring to Trump's tweeting. "But as evidenced this morning, that's just something he has to do."

As reported, Trump insulted Corker in several tweets on Sunday morning, and Corker returned fire, calling the Trump White House an adult daycare center.

"Sometimes I feel like he's on a reality show of some kind," Corker told The New York Times. "You know, he doesn't realize that, you know, that we could be heading towards World War III, with the kind of comments he's making."

Trump's grudge against Corker continued to dominate the morning cable news cycle for a second day on Tuesday, at a time when Trump is trying to achieve tax reform, immigration reform, and some kind of progress on health care reform.

"You wonder, when will people understand, when you attack Donald Trump, he's not going to just benignly sit by and look the other way," former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Trump ally, told Fox News Tuesday morning, after Trump's "Liddle Bob Corker" tweet.

"Donald Trump is a fighter. But here's what people need to realize. The same Donald Trump that will fight a Bob Corker over what I thought were Corker's absurd and unfortunate remarks towards the president of the United States is that this is a president who will fight for them," Huckabee said.

“He will fight for their jobs, he will fight for their future, he will fight for their border and their defense, and that's why, despite all of the handwringing by the people on the left, there's still going to be an enormous number of Americans who say, ok, so he's a little rough around the edges, but he's rough on my account, and that's why people are still supporting him."

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