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Trump vs Corker: US Senator calls president 'utterly untruthful'

Senator Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, reignited his feud with President Trump, calling the president "utterly untruthful" and saying he would not support him again.

When asked if he regrets supporting Trump's 2016 campaign, Corker responded, "Let's just say this: I would not do it again."


Corker said President Trump will be remembered for "the debasing of our nation."


"Unfortunately I think world leaders are very aware that much of what he says are untrue. I don't know why he lowers himself to such a low standard. It debases our country," Corker said.

Trump responded to Corker's earlier comments on Twitter. The president repeated his claim that Corker decided not to run for reelection after Trump refused to endorse him “and now is only negative on anything Trump. Look at his record!”

“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!” Trump tweeted.

Trump added that Corker "helped President [Obama] give us the bad Iran Deal & couldn't get elected dog catcher in Tennessee.”

The president also blamed Coker for what he said was the U.S.’s diminished standing in the world before Trump took office.

“The entire World WAS laughing and taking advantage of us,” Trump tweeted. “People like liddle' Bob Corker have set the U.S. way back. Now we move forward!”

Coker was an early Trump supporter, endorsing him during the presidential campaign. But Corker has since been very critical of how Trump is handling the presidency — in particular, his treatment of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

"When you look at the fact that we've got this issue in North Korea and the president continues to kneecap his diplomatic representative, the secretary of state, and really move him away from successful diplomatic negotiations with China, which is key to this, you're taking us on a path to combat," Corker said.

Coker added that he would like for Trump to "leave it to the professionals for a while" when it comes to the diplomatic efforts underway to handle the rising tensions with North Korea.

"The president undermines our secretary of state [and] raises tensions in the area by virtue of the tweets that he sends out," Corker said.

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