Former reality show star Donald Trump took a shot at Sen. Bob Corker’s height in a tweet while also launching a conspiracy theory about the Tennessee Republican and the New York Times. President Little Hands thinks size matters, apparently. The Daily Caller reported in late 2016 that Sen. Corker’s height kept him from being named as Secretary of State. Corker is 5’7″. Trump played golf yesterday with Sen. Lindsey Graham who is the same height as Corker, by the way.
“The Failing @nytimes set Liddle’ Bob Corker up by recording his conversation,” Trump tweeted. “Was made to sound a fool, and that’s what I am dealing with!”
The Failing @nytimes set Liddle’ Bob Corker up by recording his conversation. Was made to sound a fool, and that’s what I am dealing with!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017
A New York Times reporter fired back Tuesday at Trump over his wild-eyed accusation.
Jonathan Martin tweeted, “Corker had 2 aides on line, also recording, and they made sure after it ended that I was taping, too.”
Corker had 2 aides on line, also recording, and they made sure after it ended that I was taping, too.
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) October 10, 2017
But somehow, Trump sees that as a setup. Obviously, Bob Corker wanted his remarks on the record. Corker tore into Trump in the interview, suggesting that he is unstable and that his threats to other countries risked putting the U.S. “on the path to World War III.”
During the campaign, Trump said that if Hillary Clinton was elected, she would start World War III and yet, here we are with a deeply insecure alleged president who lashes out at the world on Twitter. He’s guilty of everything he’s accused others of.
As for the ‘failing’ New York Times, the paper’s subscriptions are surging, not declining, as Trump suggests.
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