Sen. Bob Corker: The White House is an "adult day care center"

Corker fired back at Trump's tweets that suggested he had "begged" the president for a reelection endorsement

By Charlie May

Published October 8, 2017 2:54PM (EDT)

 (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Responding to personal attacks from President Donald Trump over Twitter, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., called the White House an "adult day care center" on Sunday morning and said someone had "missed their shift," suggesting that the president should be under supervision.

Trump ignited yet another Twitter feud by issuing a series of tweets in which he claimed Corker "begged" him for an endorsement, requested to be his secretary of state and said he was "largely responsible for the horrendous Iran deal."

Corker announced last month that he would retire and not seek reelection in 2018.

"Senator Bob Corker "begged" me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. I said "NO" and he dropped out (said he could not win without ... my endorsement). He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said "NO THANKS." He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal!" Trump wrote in two separate tweets.

 

 

In a third tweet Trump said, "Hence, I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda. Didn't have the guts to run!"

 

Only an hour later Corker clapped back at the president and belittled his ability to act like an adult. "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning," Corker tweeted.  

Corker was a strong supporter of Trump during his presidential campaign, and had developed a close relationship with him and his family, the Washington Post reported. However a rift developed when Corker criticized the way Trump had responded to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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