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AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Corker are going at it again

October 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Republican Sen. Bob Corker are lobbing insults at each other again. The insults are largely a matter of opinion.

Corker says Trump is “debasing” the nation. Trump calls the Tennessee senator a “lightweight.”

But an AP Fact Check finds that Trump stumbles on facts in his latest Twitter tirade. For example, he accuses Corker of helping President Barack Obama achieve the Iran nuclear deal. Corker was a leading critic of that agreement.

Trump also contends that Corker decided against running again next year because he “couldn’t get re-elected.” That’s his opinion.

But the president has not substantiated his claim that Corker made that decision because he failed to secure his endorsement. In fact, AP learned that Trump urged Corker to run during a meeting in September.

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