"The Failing [New York Times] set Liddle' Bob Corker up by recording his conversation", Trump tweeted out.
As Trump looks for his first major legislative victory, Corker's vote will be crucial on issues such as the coming tax overhaul bill. Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon called on Corker to resign, while House Budget Chairman Diane Black (R-Tenn.) took Trump's side over her home state colleague.
"I don't know why the president tweets out things that are not true", Corker told The New York Times.
"I think we're well on our way, ' Trump said of Republican efforts to craft the bill". Bob Corker of having worked with Democrats and the Obama administration to make the Iran nuclear deal happen.
"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 responded by saying that "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center". Trump later picked the much taller Rex Tillerson for the job. Even after Trump won, Corker was on the list of possibilities for Secretary of State.
Both Trump and Corker entered politics after careers as business executives, both in real estate and construction, and their shared backgrounds gave them a level of mutual understanding at a time when few in Congress can claim to understand the president's motivations. "The party needs to sublimate its divisions, get mainstream Republicans to the polls, and persuade the Trump base to cast ballot for non-Trump Republicans", he writes.
More recently, Trump has fumed over Corker's tangential connection to last month's Alabama Senate Republican primary runoff election, in which Trump's favored candidate, Sen.
Trump said Tuesday that he didn't think his feud with Corker would imperil his tax cut plan.