Trump criticizes GOP Sen. Corker; Corker fights back

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In this July 24, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming religious or moral objections, issuing new rules Friday that take another step in rolling back the Obama health care law. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — An enraged President Donald Trump and a prominent Republican senator who fears the country could be edging toward “chaos” have been engaging in an intense back-and-forth bashing on social media. It was a remarkable airing of their party’s profound rifts.

In their social media argument, the GOP’s foreign policy expert in the Senate, Sen. Bob Corker, felt compelled to answer his president’s barbs by tweeting Sunday: “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”

Trump earlier had laid bare his perceived grievances against the retiring Tennessee lawmaker, in a series of stinging tweets that accused Corker of lacking the guts to run for re-election, among other things.