‘Fox & Friends’ hosts: Corker’s Trump criticism ‘disrespectful,’ 'self-serving'

‘Fox & Friends’ hosts: Corker’s Trump criticism ‘disrespectful,’ 'self-serving'
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Hosts of Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” on Monday slammed Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerTrump announces, endorses ambassador to Japan's Tennessee Senate bid Meet the key Senate player in GOP fight over Saudi Arabia Trump says he's 'very happy' some GOP senators have 'gone on to greener pastures' MORE's (R-Tenn.) Twitter criticism of President Trump after a feud between the two became increasingly personal over the weekend.

“Whatever Bob Corker thought, he could have done it personally and privately,” host Brian Kilmeade said. 

“The president takes his calls. They golf together, so to go public with these critiques — I just, I think it’s self-serving.”

Ainsley Earhardt, another host of the show, called Corker’s tweet “disrespectful.”

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The Tennessee lawmaker on Sunday fired back at Trump after the president took to Twitter to say that Corker, who is retiring after this Congress, “didn’t have the guts to run” for reelection and claimed the senator sought his endorsement.

“Senator Bob Corker 'begged' me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. I said 'NO' and he dropped out (said he could not win without my endorsement). He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said 'NO THANKS.' He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal!” Trump tweeted.

Corker quickly put out his own tweet, calling the White House “an adult day care center.”

“It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center,” Corker wrote on Twitter. “Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”

Corker’s chief of staff also said Sunday that Trump pushed Corker to run for reelection and had offered his endorsement.

Later Sunday, in an interview with The New York Times, Corker said that Trump is setting the country "on the path to World War III."