President Trump says 'Tennessee not happy' following Sen. Corker statements

In this Aug. 15, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump points to members of the media as he answers questions in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - President Donald Trump responded via Twitter on Friday to Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker's critical remarks earlier in the week by stating, "Tennessee not happy!"

Speaking to reporters after a Chattanooga Rotary Club meeting this week, Corker, a Republican, questioned the president's "competence" and "stability." Corker said he believed there needed to be "radical changes" in the White House, adding "the president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful."

On Friday, Trump fired back, calling the statement "strange."

"Strange statement by Bob Corker considering that he is constantly asking me whether or not he should run again in '18. Tennessee not happy!"

Corker later clarified the blunt remarks, saying they were meant to influence the president and those around him.

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