It's Trump Vs Corker As Twitter Battle Erupts

Posted at 7:51 AM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 10:45:43-04

Sen. Bob Corker, the Foreign Relations chairman, says world leaders are "very aware" that much of what President Donald Trump says "is untrue." He says the president is "debasing our nation."

Speaking to CNN on Tuesday outside a congressional hearing room, Corker said, "The president has great difficulty with the truth on many issues."  

The Tennessee Republican senator, who is retiring, says Trump "is obviously not going to rise to the occasion as president."  

Trump's presidential tenure will be remembered, Corker says, for "the debasing of our nation, the constant non-truth-telling, the name-calling." He says "it's very sad for our nation."  

Corker and Trump traded insults over Twitter Tuesday as Trump prepared to come to the Capitol for a luncheon with Republican senators. Trump said Corker "couldn't get elected dog-catcher."

Corker later fired back: 

The Associated Press has reported that Trump had urged Corker to run during a private meeting in September.

Corker's chief of staff also said Trump called and asked Corker to reconsider his decision to retire. 

Corker appeared on CBS This Morning Tuesday before Trump tweeted.