After Donald Trump Tried to Slam a Retiring Republican Senator on Twitter, He Just Clapped Back With a Surprisingly On Point Hashtag
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....."
Republican Senator Just Called Donald Trump's Response to the Death of Jamal Khashoggi 'Un-American' and People Couldn't Agree More
The brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi - which CIA investigators concluded was ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman - shocked Americans everywhere. Khashoggi had a history of reporting unfavorably on Bin Salman and questioning the Saudi Arabian regime as a whole.
Despite the conclusions of federal investigators, President Donald Trump emphasized the Saudi King's and Crown Prince's denials and said in a lengthy statement:
Senators Just Responded to Their Closed Door CIA Briefing on the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and We Now Know Why the White House Didn't Want That Briefing to Happen
After being briefed by the CIA on the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, senators of both parties came out swinging in their condemnation of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
CIA Director Gina Haspel shared her findings with the US Senate Tuesday afternoon.
Three Republican senators criticized Saudi Arabia's withering explanations for journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder and have called on the Trump administration to take significant action against the kingdom should the Saudi crown prince be found responsible.
Saudi Arabia had initially denied any involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance but claimed via state media last week that Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist had been strangled in a fistfight with 15 men sent to confront him at the Saudi consulate in Turkey. The kingdom blamed some of the crown prince's inner circle for the murder, and several high-ranking officials were dismissed if not detained outright.
As the fallout from President Donald Trump's Monday press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to spread, some Republican lawmakers appear to have reached their limit on Trump's coddling of dictators and undermining of American intelligence agencies.
On Tuesday, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), once a staunch supporter of the president, issued a blistering rebuke of Trump on Twitter that reads as if it were written by the Democrats.
Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee is part of a very small group within the Republican Party currently serving in congress; those willing to criticize President Donald Trump. But Corker is part of another GOP group too; those not seeking reelection.
Republican Senator Just Burned Trump and Republican Leadership Over Their 'Balanced Budget' Hypocrisy
Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) had harsh words for his Republican colleagues for floating a balanced-budget amendment after pushing through a $1.3 trillion spending bill last week.
"Republicans control the House, Senate and White House. If we were serious about balancing the budget, we would do it. But instead of doing the real work, some will push this symbolic measure so they can feel good when they go home to face voters," he wrote on Twitter.