Mr.Trump said on Twitter
(Senator Bob Corker “begged” me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. I said “NO” and he dropped out (said he could not win without…)
A raging dispute between President Donald Trump and a leading Republican senator has raised fresh concerns in Washington about the ability of the novice politician to claim a major legislative victory his first year in office.
Trump’s spat with Bob Corker threatens to derail a comprehensive tax reform bill that will come to pass only if the administration can muster enough support in the Senate.
The Tennessee Republican is also the head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, making him a power player in the legislative debate that will be triggered if Trump makes moves to untangle the United State from the Iran nuclear deal.
Republican insiders are not sweating the battle between the two men.
Corker is a ‘grown up’ who ‘always has worked to be in the room making the sausage,’ Grover Norquist, president of the conservative Americans for Tax Reform, said.