President Trump intended Tuesday that the New York Times fooled Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., simply by taping the interview in which Corker said he thought Trump may start World War III.
âThe Failing @nytimes set Liddleâ Bob Corker up by recording his conversation,â Trump tweeted Tuesday. âWas made to sound a fool, and thatâs what I am dealing with!â
Trump had been referencing an interview Corker gave towards the New York Times Sunday. The senator, who recently announced he will not really seek reelection, said, on the report, he worried the country was proceeding âtowards World War IIIâ as a result of Trumpâs provocative feedback toward North Korea.
The job interview was recorded both by the Times media reporter, Jonathan Martin, and two Corker staffers who were on the line. In a part transcript, Corker begins the job interview by confirming, âI understand weâre on the record.â
A spokesman for that Times told Yahoo News, âSenator Corker agreed to the interview and knew it was being recorded,â as is standard practice for selection interviews with public officials. Corkerâs workplace had no comment.
The âliddleâ moniker is recycled from the principal campaign, when Trump would utilize it to demean Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fl., emphasizing the diminutive transliteration at rallies and in an interview. Corker is five feet, seven in . tall. Rubio is five foot, nine inches. Trump claims to end up being six feet, three inches.
The president has repeatedly lashed away at the senator in recent times, apparently provoked by Corkerâs opinion that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Adam Mattis and White House main of staff John Kelly are that separate âour country from chaos.â
âSenator Bob Corker âbeggedâ me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee,â Trump messaged Sunday by way of response. âI said âNOâ and he dropped out (said he could not win without my endorsement). He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said âNO THANKS.ââ
âHence, I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda,â Trump added. âDidnât have the guts to run!â
Corker responded, âItâs a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.â