President Donald Trump is criticizing a Tennessee Republican who questioned his “competence” and “stability.”
Trump says on Twitter:
Strange statement by Bob Corker considering that he is constantly asking me whether or not he should run again in '18. Tennessee not happy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2017
Corker said last week that Trump hadn’t “been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to” in dealing with crises like the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Corker hasn’t said yet whether he’ll seek re-election in 2018. He’s the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was once considered to be Trump’s secretary of state.
The White House on Thursday called Corker’s statement about the president “a ridiculous and outrageous claim.”
The Associated Press contributed to this article.