The Feud Between Trump and Corker Is Puzzling to Washington Insiders

Corker’s feud with Trump erupted Sunday after the senator announced he would not be seeking a third term in 2018

Trump wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the media on South Lawn of the White House in Washington before his departure to Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S., October 7, 2017.

"Senator Bob Corker "begged" me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee", Trump tweeted out.

As turmoil continues to envelop Trump's administration, the president has become "unstable", and has started "unraveling", and has been "consumed with dark moods", according to sources who spoke with Vanity Fair. Bob Corker and is now suggesting that the Tennessee Republican's conversation with The New York Times was recorded without his awareness.

"I understand we're on the record", Corker said at the beginning of the phone call with The New York Times.

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"The vast majority of our caucus understand what we're dealing with here. they understand the volatility that we are dealing with and the tremendous amount of work that it takes from people around [Trump] to keep him in the middle of the road", Corker continued.

Corker fired back, saying Trump's claim was entirely false and that it was a "shame the White House has become an adult day care center". Even after Trump won, Corker was on the list of possibilities for Secretary of State. His recent criticism led to Trump tweeting Sunday that he denied the senator his endorsement and rejected him as a candidate for secretary of state, blaming Corker for passage of the Iran nuclear deal and adding that the senator "didn't have the guts" to run for reelection.

The feud is odd because Corker was briefly considered as a vice president running mate during the 2016 campaign.

Corker's comments have already infuriated Trump's base.

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