Corker On Trump Lying: 'Everyone Knows He Does It'

Corker On Trump Lying: 'Everyone Knows He Does It'

President Donald Trump has rejected Republican Senator Bob Corker's recent allegations that his policies could lead to a Third World War. She also voiced ambivalence about calls from Trump allies for the Tennessee Republican to resign.

It's not unusual for Trump to engage in a Twitter attack, but given the high-profile roles in the US government the two men hold, it's all but unprecedented in recent memory. As chairman of the foreign relations panel, Corker, Tenn., will help determine the future of the Iran nuclear deal, and his support will be critical in passing broad tax cuts.

Ulterior motives? Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry of the Week calls Corker a hypocrite for his sudden public turn on the president and suggests that the retiring senator is positioning himself to be an "establishment" primary challenger to the president in the 2020 election.

"He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said 'NO THANKS.' He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal", Trump tweeted. Bob Corker is apparently still on, based on the new nickname the president bestowed upon Corker Tuesday morning.

"We're on the right path right now, believe me", Trump said during his meeting with prominent US Diplomat Henry Kissinger earlier this week.

Sen. Corker told The New York Times Trump is treating the presidency like a "reality show", and that his threats to other countries could set the United States "on the path to World War III".

The feud between Corker and Trump had escalated this weekend when the President tweeted that the outgoing senator "begged" for his endorsement before declining to run for re-election.

"I know they're recording it, and I hope you are, too", Corker said. "Didn't have the guts to run!"

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said Sunday that he thinks Corker feels free to speak his mind now that he is not seeking reelection. "I think we are well on our way".