Corker was a vocal opponent of the worldwide accord.
May the blunt words by onetime Trump ally Bob Corker inspire any number of his fellow Republicans to show more backbone on a daily basis, and to start laying the foundation to challenge the president in the 2020 GOP primaries. "We're on the right path right now, believe me". "I don't like normally talking to you on the record - I'm kidding you - but I will".
The White House on Tuesday escalated its feud with Sen. "Corker is certainly entitled to his own opinion, but he's not entitled to his own facts".
"I think I've had four conversations with him about my re-election. he encouraged me to run and said he would do a rally and endorse me", Corker said.
Corker's comments, first made via Twitter and later in an interview with the New York Times, came in response to an extraordinary feud instigated by Trump and marked the sharpest rebuke of this president by a senior Republican officeholder.
"We were on the wrong path before".
"All you have to do is take a look". "Now we're on the right path".
Corker was a prominent supporter of Trump's 2016 campaign and one of the few Republicans with gravitas willing to embrace the reality television star's candidacy before he won the GOP nomination. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, then a presidential candidate himself, the same moniker. He just looked like Little Marco to me. Ted Cruz of Texas, appears to be a target. "It's L-Y-I-N apostrophe. Ted's a liar, so that was easy".
"I know they're recording it", Corker said of his aides who were also on the line with him and a Times reporter. I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda.
Todd Womack, Corker's chief of staff, denied the claim later in the day.
- If Tennessee Senator Bob Corker thought retirement might be the easy way out of Washington, he may have to reconsider his rather surprising decision. Bob Corker's warning that his brash and unsteady style could put the United States "on the path to World War III".
Trump's outburst comes after Corker made headlines last week when he starkly suggested that the administration's national security team provides the president with badly needed adult supervision. Trump has yet to score a signature legislative victory, a black mark on his record given his party controls both the Senate and House. "The people of this country want tax cuts, they want lower taxes". "I think we are well on our way".
Known for his blunt commentary, Corker had long softened any public criticism of Trump or his administration with carefully worded praise. She also voiced ambivalence about calls from Trump allies for the Tennessee Republican to resign.