' We're on the Right Path': Trump Responds to Senator Corker's WWIII Accusations

' We're on the Right Path': Trump Responds to Senator Corker's WWIII Accusations

' We're on the Right Path': Trump Responds to Senator Corker's WWIII Accusations

In this regard, Corker's fears resemble those of American reporters who have recently been to North Korea.

"I know they're recording it, and I hope you are, too", he said as two of his aides listened in on other lines, one of them also taping the interview. "But if he did that, I guess we'll have to compare IQ tests".

President Donald Trump escalated his attack on Senator Bob Corker by ridiculing him for his height, even as advisers anxious that the president was further fracturing his relationship with congressional Republicans just a week before a vote critical to his tax cutting plan.

His previous remarks, in the aftermath of Mr. Trump's equivocal response to the bloodshed in Charlottesville and in defense of Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson last week, were deliberate and carefully planned.

Corker, in the New York Times interview, said that Trump is acting "like he's doing "The Apprentice" or something", and added that he could set the nation "on the path to World War III".

"I think that's a decision for Sen".

"Reporters pressed Sanders on the claim, noting that Corker originally opposed the deal and that he led a bipartisan effort on Capitol Hill to have the deal reviewed by Congress, against Obama's wishes".

"I'm not going to get in the middle of this fight, but I don't think it's helpful to have finger-pointing and name-calling on either side", Gardner said.

The squabble comes just days before Trump is expected to "decertify" the Iranian nuclear pact reached with world powers in 2015 and punt to Congress a decision about whether to restore sanctions against Iran. "All you have to do is take a look".

"We're on the right path right now, believe me", Trump said during his meeting with prominent US Diplomat Henry Kissinger earlier this week.

Corker's staff also recorded the call, and he said he wanted The Times to do the same. "I think we are well on our way".

Corker's comments echoed what some Republicans say privately, and drew public backing from another Republican who's announced his retirement, Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, who said more Republicans should be willing to speak out against Trump.

"We have been waiting for repeal and replace", Black said, referring to the Senate's failure to pass legislation to undo the Affordable Care Act after the House passed its own version. "You know he does it".

Corker has been one of Tillerson's few allies and staunch defenders in Washington, working closely on such issues as toughening sanctions on Russian Federation and engaging North Korea diplomatically - two issues on which Trump has disagreed with Corker.

Some of Trump's allies, including former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, have called on him to resign.

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