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NYT: Trump Said Corker 'Too Short' to Be Secretary of State

NYT: Trump Said Corker 'Too Short' to Be Secretary of State
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 10 October 2017 04:19 PM

President Donald Trump reportedly told aides in the past he thought Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was too short to be secretary of state, according to a report Tuesday in The New York Times.

Rex Tillerson is now in that role, but Corker was being considered for the position during the transition after the presidential election last year. Corker, Trump told aides at the time, was too short at 5-foot-7. Trump also tweeted a knock on "liddle" Corker's height Tuesday.

Trump and Corker have been feuding publicly since Sunday morning when the president laid into the Republican chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee for begging him to endorse him for reelection in 2018.

It is not known why Trump started the criticism.

"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 hit back, tweeting, "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning."

He then told the Times he thought Trump's recklessness threatened World War III, and said he was distressed about having a president who acts "like he's doing 'The Apprentice' or something" and treating the White House like a "reality show."

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