President TrumpDonald TrumpMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 Trump endorses David Perdue in Georgia's governor race MORE on Sunday took aim at Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeRubio vows to slow-walk Biden's China, Spain ambassador nominees Senate confirms Thomas Nides as US ambassador to Israel Flake, Cindy McCain among latest Biden ambassadors confirmed after delay MORE, blasting the Arizona Republican for comments he made about Trump on Saturday and claiming Flake's political career is "toast.”
In a tweet, Trump branded the senator "Jeff Flake(y)" and called him "unelectable."
Sen. Jeff Flake(y), who is unelectable in the Great State of Arizona (quit race, anemic polls) was caught (purposely) on “mike” saying bad things about your favorite President. He’ll be a NO on tax cuts because his political career anyway is “toast.”— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017
On Saturday, a live microphone picked up Flake warning that the Republican Party will be "toast" if it becomes the party of President Trump and GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.
"If we become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast," Flake told his friend, Mesa Mayor John Giles, according to a recording picked up by a KNXV microphone.
The president has repeatedly and publicly aired his dislike of Flake, a vocal critic who refused to support Trump during the 2016 election.
The two have become entangled in Twitter war of words, slamming one another's policies.
Republicans, who have a two-seat majority in the Senate, are in the middle of pushing their tax-reform plan and other top legislative priorities before the year’s end.
Trump claims Flake, who announced last month that he would not seek reelection in 2018, will vote against the GOP's tax-reform proposal. Flake, however, has not publicly stated whether he will or will not support the measure.
Flake has also torn into his own party, accusing it of abandoning its core principles during a speech on the Senate floor.