On Tuesday afternoon, the president is set to have a lunch with Republican senators to discuss tax policy, something that the administration has focused on following their failure to accomplish anything else substantive.
Hours ahead of that lunch, seemingly unaware of the fact that picking fights with people on Twitter is not a good negotiating tactic, the president took to social media to attack Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who, although he is a Republican, has attracted the president’s wrath because he dared to not fall in line perfectly with his agenda.
Corker, who decided recently to not run for re-election, “will now fight” the president’s tax reform plan, if Trump’s Twitter is to be believed.
‘Isn’t it sad that lightweight Senator Bob Corker, who couldn’t get re-elected in the Great State of Tennessee, will now fight Tax Cuts plus!’
Earlier Tuesday morning, the president had suggested that Sen. Corker “now is only negative on anything Trump.”
The president’s suggestion that Corker is wholly opposed to his agenda is false. Rather than based on substance, it’s based on Tuesday comments from the senator that the man baby Trump seems to have taken as a slight to his public image worthy of the most passionate retaliation.
Corker, as CNBC reports, said that he hopes the White House will step back and let the House and Senate proceed with the normal process of writing a tax bill.
Trump eventually added another set of tweets against Corker this Tuesday morning, writing:
‘Sen. Corker is the incompetent head of the Foreign Relations Committee, & look how poorly the U.S. has done. He doesn’t have a clue as the entire World WAS laughing and taking advantage of us. People like liddle’ Bob Corker have set the U.S. way back. Now we move forward!’
Trump acts as if he has any idea how to conduct foreign policy.
Someone should really stage some sort of intervention at this point before Trump shows up at Corker’s doorstep to scream and shout at him in person.
Check out Twitter’s response to the president’s latest jab at Corker below.
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