Trump Tweets, October 24: What He Said on Twitter Today


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WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 11: U.S. President Donald Trump attends a ceremony to commemorate the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon September 11, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Trump was presiding over his first 9/11 commemoration on the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people when hijackers flew commercial airplanes into New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump reserved his morning tweets for Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee.

Shortly after 8 a.m. Eastern time, Trump fired off a series of tweets about Corker, calling him “liddle Bob Corker,” a “lightweight” and “incompetent.” Trump then tweeted about the stock market and jobs.

Here’s what you need to know:

Trump Continued His Feud With Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee

At 8:13 a.m. Eastern time, Trump sent five tweets about Sen. Bob Corker, a Republican from Tennessee who announced earlier this year that he would not run for re-election in 2018. Corker is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

“Bob Corker, who helped President O give us the bad Iran Deal & couldn’t get elected dog catcher in Tennessee, is now fighting Tax Cuts….” Trump tweeted.

“Sen. Corker “is the incompetent head of the Foreign Relations Committee, & look how poorly the U.S. has done. He doesn’t have a clue as…..” Trump tweeted.

“…the entire World WAS laughing and taking advantage of us. People like liddle’ Bob Corker have set the U.S. way back. Now we move forward!” he continued.

These aren’t the first barbs the two have traded in recent weeks. On Sunday morning, October 8, Trump tweeted that Corker “”didn’t have the guts to run” for re-election because Trump claims he refused to endorse him.

Corker responded by calling the White House an “adult daycare center.”

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

At 8:48 a.m. Eastern time, Corker responded to Trump’s latest tweets, “Same untruths from an utterly untruthful president. #AlertTheDaycareStaff.”

The Twitter exchange comes as Trump is heading to the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday for a Senate Republican policy lunch to try to push his tax cut agenda.

Trump Tweeted About the Stock Market and Jobs

After Trump bashed Corker, he sent out a tweet at 10:35 a.m. about the economy. “Stock Market just hit another record high! Jobs looking very good,” Trump tweeted.

The Dow Jones rose to a record-breaking 22,000 on Friday, but many experts say Trump can’t take all the credit for the strong stock market. “There are certain trends that are built in, and it may be that economists underestimated the strength of these trends,” Mark Gertler, a professor of Economics at New York University told Fortune. “There probably was a little overreaction to the uncertainty that would be created by the election.”

Fortune says there are several factors at play besides who is in the White House when it comes to the stock market. Read them here.