President Donald Trump responded to the criticism from Senator Bob Corker, with which, he added him to the list of Republican senators he has publicly censured after they criticized him.
Trump tweeted, “Strange statement by Bob Corker considering that he is constantly asking me whether or not he should run again in ’18. Tennessee not happy!”
This comes after Corker, in an interview, said, “The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence, that he needs to demonstrate in order for him to be successful.”
Corker’s actions took every Republican by surprise as many believed that the pair had a working relationship.
“I can’t remember calling over to talk to the president and not being immediately put through and having a conversation with him,” Corker said in July. “I can call him at 10 o’clock at night, and he’ll get on the phone. Or I can call him early in the morning, and he’ll get on the phone.”
At a White House press briefing, reporters asked House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders about Corker’s criticism.
“I think that’s a ridiculous and outrageous claim and doesn’t even require a response from this podium,” Sanders responded.
President Trump doesn’t allow Republican senators to criticize him unchallenged.
“The people of South Carolina will remember!” Trump warned “publicity seeking Lindsey Graham,” after he criticized Trump on the Charlottesville protests.
Trump also criticized Sen. Jeff Flake and purposely misspelled his name: