Corker attack adds intrigue to race
Senator’s complicated relationship with Trump takes sour turn
NASHVILLE - As Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, weighs whether to run for a third term, he’ll now have to calculate what facing an antagonistic President Donald Trump could mean in a possible contested GOP primary.
Corker’s complicated relationship with Trump took a sour and combative turn on Friday morning — and it might have launched a torpedo into Tennessee’s 2018 U.S. Senate race.
It came when Corker became the latest target of a Trump tweet. Trump lashed out at the junior Tennessee senator for comments he made on Aug. 17, when Corker said the president hasn’t demonstrated that he understands the character of the nation and has not shown the competence needed to lead.
Corker’s remarks have gotten increasingly more airtime, and apparently Trump had enough, deciding to divulge into private conversations he says he’s had with Corker about next year’s election.
“Strange statement by Bob Corker considering that