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AP FACT CHECK: Trampled truths in Trump-Corker dustup

October 25, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — An AP Fact Check finds some truths were trampled in the latest dustup between President Donald Trump and Republican Sen. Bob Corker.

For example, Trump accuses Corker of helping President Barack Obama achieve the Iran nuclear deal. Corker was actually a leading critic of that agreement.

And Trump states that Corker decided not to face voters next year because he couldn’t get an endorsement from him. But AP learned that Trump met Corker in September and urged him to run again.

Further, Corker’s chief of staff, Todd Womack, says Trump called Corker after that to ask that he reconsider his decision to leave the Senate. The aide says Trump “reaffirmed that he would have endorsed him,” and had said so many times.

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