'Adult Day Care Center’ --  Trump, Sen. Corker Feud on Twitter as Establishment GOP Burns
Donald Trump, Bob Corker Feud on Twitter as Establishment Republicans Burn

President Trump and Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) took a long-running feud public onto Twitter, as the president went after the retiring senator and Corker fired back at Trump by arguing he needed supervision.

Trump attacked Corker on Sunday morning, arguing that Corker “begged” him for his endorsement for his reelection but he refused:

The president also said that Corker asked him to nominate him for the Secretary of State position:

And he said Senator Corker will stand in the way of his agenda:

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In response, The retiring Senator fired back at President Trump saying he needs supervision like those in adult day care:

Senator Corker had announced his plans to retire from the United States Senate just hours before Alabama GOP primary runoff voters on Sept. 26 rejected establishment-backed appointed Sen. Luther Strange and elected conservative Judge Roy Moore.

Corker, who was very close with Strange and helped convince President Trump to endorse and then campaign for Strange, was entangled in various financial and corruption investigations that connected to Strange and other establishment Republicans in The Beltway — including a suspect real estate tax deal in Mobile, Alabama, uncovered by Breitbart News’ Michael Patrick Leahy.

Corker’s planned retirement sent the Senate Republican conference, including troubled Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, into a downward spiral.

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McConnell faces a cadre of candidates in other races in GOP primaries nationally aligned against him and his group of weak incumbents and establishment-propped-up candidates in some open primaries–a sign his source of power, his members, are losing their grip.

But it has also, oddly, entangled Trump in a woven web of political complexity as the president made a out-of-character decision–at the behest of the Washington establishment, including Corker and Trump’s son-in-law and senior aide Jared Kushner among others–to endorse Strange. After Strange’s embarrassing defeat in Alabama, the president showed his shame by deleting several tweets pushing Strange’s candidacy.

But the whole episode has left a particularly sour taste in the president’s mouth, as it really represents the first time voters–but more importantly, his voters in Alabama–rejected his new wayward shift away from his 2016 campaign agenda toward an establishment and political class vision in the Washington, D.C., swamp.

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Interestingly, there appears to be a whole lot more to this story. For instance, CNN’s Manu Raju says that per multiple sources that Trump’s tweets on Sunday that he did not pledge to endorse Corker are not accurate.

Trump also apparently asked Corker not to retire:

So, apparently, it appears the president–by first engaging with Luther Strange to begin with at all–has found himself neck-deep in a swamp laden mess. Ultimately,that that swampy mess of the Washington establishment (Both sides) is only going to get worse for Trump the more he keeps trusting people like Kushner, Corker, Strange, McConnell, and others who are pushing him to do things for their own purposes, rather than the purposes of the agenda he campaigned on.

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Breitbart reported that much more is yet to come out about Corker–including his real estate deal in Mobile and various things he is doing to abuse his power as Senate Foreign Relations chair to hold up Trump’s appointees–and that this saga is far from over.

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