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UPDATE: President Trump fires off on Twitter about Sen. Corker; Corker fires back

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U.S. Sen. Bob Corker with President-elect Donald Trump a 2016 campaign stop in Tennessee. AP photo U.S. Sen. Bob Corker with President-elect Donald Trump a 2016 campaign stop in Tennessee. AP photo
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UPDATE: A war of words today between President Trump and Senator Bob Corker. With Corker calling the White House quote "an adult day care center,” but this isn't the first exchange they've had.

This Twitter feud came after Corker gave credit to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly for being "those people that help separate our country from chaos."

The twitter dispute between President Trump and Senator Bob Corker started with this tweet from the President: claiming that Corker begged him for an endorsement and he said "no."

That was just one of three tweets, the second from Trump said Corker wanted to be Secretary of State and Trump said "no thanks."

The third tweet in the thread said Corker quote "didn't have the guts to run."

Hours later, Corker responded with this, "It's a shame the white house has turned into an adult day care."

President Trump and Senator Corker have quite a bit of history.

You'll remember in June of 2016 Corker considered running for Vice President, however later decided to withdraw his name.

He made headlines back in august for his comments at a Rotary club luncheon here in Chattanooga calling for "radical" changes in the White House.

“The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful,” said Sen. Bob Corker.

A few days later President Trump responded on twitter saying Tennessee is "not happy" with Corker.

Fast forward to September, President Trump and Senator Corker met at the White House for what Corker called a quote "productive meeting."

Around that same time it was also rumored that Trump encouraged Corker to rerun for Senate.

We caught up with Corker at an event here in Chattanooga after that meeting and asked him about his relationship with the president and here's what he told us:

“We're two business guys who talk in frank ways and we continue to talk often,” said Sen. Bob Corker.

The final Twitter jab of the day came from the President, where he blamed Corker for the Iran deal.

Before the tweets today, Mick Mulvaney, the White House's Director of the Office of Management and Budget, told NBC's "Meet the Press" that he enjoys working with corker and, now that he isn't seeking re-election, "I think it sort of unleashes him to do whatever, and say whatever, he wants to say."


PREVIOUS STORY: Senator Corker responded with this tweet to President Trump's tweets, Sunday morning.

The chief of staff for Sen. Bob Corker says President Donald Trump called the Tennessee Republican last week and asked him to reconsider his decision not to run for re-election in 2018.

Corker aide Todd Womack also says Trump "reaffirmed that he would have endorsed" the senator, "as he has said many times."

That word comes a short time after Trump had claimed on Twitter that Corker had "begged" for a presidential endorsement, and when Trump said "NO," Corker "dropped out."

Trump tweets that Corker "Didn't have the guts to run."

Seven hours, later the President responded back to Senator Corker's tweet.


PREVIOUS STORY: Sunday morning, President Trump took to Twitter to say that Senator Bob Corker "begged" him to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. 

The President said he would not endorse Senator Corker and also said Corker wanted to be Secretary of State but the President said "no thanks".

READ MORE | Corker's free agent status should make Trump, GOP nervous

President Trump also expects that Corker will be a negative voice and will stand in the way of their great agenda.

Former Chattanooga Mayor and current Senator Bob Corker said on September 26th he would not seek re-election in 2018.

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