President Donald Trump and Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) got into a Twitter spat Sunday after Trump suggested he was the reason Corker decided to not seek reelection.
"Senator Bob Corker," wrote Trump, "just stated that: 'I’m so priveledged [sic] to serve in the Senate for twelve years, and that’s what I told the people of our state that’s what I’d do, serve for two terms.' But that is Not True - wanted to run but poll numbers TANKED when I wouldn’t endorse him....."
Senator Bob Corker just stated that, “I’m so priveledged to serve in the Senate for twelve years, and that’s what I… https://t.co/Hq9TutupaE— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1545594997.0
"Bob Corker was responsible for giving us the horrible Iran Nuclear Deal, which I ended," Trump continued, "yet he badmouths me for wanting to bring our young people safely back home. Bob wanted to run and asked for my endorsement. I said NO and the game was over.
#MAGA I LOVE TENNESSEE!"
.....Bob Corker was responsible for giving us the horrible Iran Nuclear Deal, which I ended, yet he badmouths me fo… https://t.co/bCNjmQptRB— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1545596422.0
Corker fired back with hashtag "AlertTheDayCareStaff," referring to Trump's chaotic White House which saw two high-level cabinet resignations last week.
Trump also shut down the government over funding for a border wall, which, despite his campaign promises, Mexico will not be paying for.
These factors led Corker to tweet, "Yes, just like Mexico is paying for the wall...
Yes, just like Mexico is paying for the wall... #AlertTheDaycareStaff https://t.co/4LwrkrSFFr— Senator Bob Corker (@Senator Bob Corker)1545596359.0
The most recent resignation, which announced the departure of Defense Secretary James Mattis, signified to many the loss of an experienced official who kept the worst of Donald Trump's foreign policy actions at bay. Some even referred to him as Trump's babysitter.
For this reason, some, like former United States Attorney Preet Bharara, appreciated Corker's call to #AlertTheDaycareStaff.
Bob Corker with an oldie but a goodie: #AlertTheDayCareStaff https://t.co/UZpEcLXu24— Preet Bharara (@Preet Bharara)1545596828.0
The White House is in chaos.
#AlertTheDaycareStaff but they won't get paid....— Bobby Coker (@Bobby Coker)1545597822.0
@HiIamMikeC @TheRickWilson @SenBobCorker We can’t #AlertTheDaycareStaff, they all quit.— Di McCullough (@Di McCullough)1545597687.0
#AlertTheDayCareStaff 😂😂😂 I'm not sure there are any adults left to supervise... #scary https://t.co/o091NMgDA7— Witches Resist (@Witches Resist)1545597491.0
@TheRickWilson #AlertTheDaycareStaff Donny got the childproof cap off the adderall bottle— __nashaz (@__nashaz)1545597587.0
@SenBobCorker @riotwomennn Woke Bob Corker is gonna be fun.— is this real life? (@is this real life?)1545639519.0
@SenBobCorker “#AlertTheDaycareStaff” 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣Brilliant! 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣— NanetteKapi Mitchell (@NanetteKapi Mitchell)1545653664.0
Others, however, inundated Corker's feed with frustration.
Why has Corker, one the earliest endorsers of Trump's 2016 White House bid, not stood up to Trump sooner?
@SenBobCorker Omg stand up against him then.— Jennifer Witt (@Jennifer Witt)1545656430.0
@SenBobCorker An absolutely perfect tweet. If only it had come two years ago before he took office, when standing u… https://t.co/tShnUPqt5H— Jean Knowles (@Jean Knowles)1545612793.0
@SenBobCorker I’m old enough to remember bob corker supporting Donald Trump. Life comes at you fast. #AlertTheDaycareStaff— Markmaybe (@Markmaybe)1545652479.0
@SenBobCorker If only your legislative record was as brave as your internet clapbacks.— Adam Woods (@Adam Woods)1545627852.0
Instead of working to put a check on Trump, Corker is retiring.
@SenBobCorker You were in a position to do "something." You and others like Jeff Flake follow "the road to Hell is… https://t.co/xaJqoJwsfT— Timothy Herman (@Timothy Herman)1545629907.0
@SenBobCorker Senator, this is all well and good and I agree with you, but you had several opportunities these past… https://t.co/PutDRhp84a— John Zimmer (@John Zimmer)1545661282.0
@SenBobCorker Case in point that it's easy to find your spine when you're leaving politics...— ac (@ac)1545637241.0
@SenBobCorker @joncoopertweets One last moment of extreme yet inconsequential vexation before retiring to continue actively doing nothing.— JillieBeanBlue 🗽 🌊 (@JillieBeanBlue 🗽 🌊)1545657205.0
@SenBobCorker @joncoopertweets Also #YouWereTheDaycareStaff— JillieBeanBlue 🗽 🌊 (@JillieBeanBlue 🗽 🌊)1545657297.0
@SenBobCorker You signed up to be the day care staff, bro.— Sam Sykes (@Sam Sykes)1545664568.0
What a fun way to end the year.