The Hill reports:
A New York Times reporter fired back Tuesday at President Trump after the president claimed the publication set up Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) by recording his conversation.
Trump had tweeted earlier Tuesday that the newspaper set Corker up by recording the conversation. But New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin disputed Trump’s claim that Corker was surreptitiously recorded.
“Corker had 2 aides on line, also recording, and they made sure after it ended that I was taping, too,” Martin tweeted. In the transcript of The Times’ interview, Corker says the conversation was on the record.
“I understand we’re on the record. I don’t like normally talking to you on the record — I’m kidding you — but I will,” Corker says, according to a transcript of the interview on The Times.
The Failing @nytimes set Liddle’ Bob Corker up by recording his conversation. Was made to sound a fool, and that’s what I am dealing with!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017
“Liddle’ Bob Corker” will chair the confirmation hearings for Trump’s nominee to replace Rex “You’re the Moron” Tillerson https://t.co/vrXxflm1Nt
— David Frum (@davidfrum) October 10, 2017
Liddle Bob Corker is probably going to be the reason you get Impeached. So keep attacking. Go right ahead Mr. ‘Liddle Hands’.
— Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) October 10, 2017
(And, yes, I think the fact that Corker is short in stature makes him less impressive to Trump.) https://t.co/b7339wH6n5
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) October 10, 2017
“Trump considered Corker as a candidate for Secretary of State…but was said to have told associates that the 5 ft 7 senator was too short”
— Alex Wagner (@alexwagner) October 9, 2017
A reminder that Trump supposedly did not select 5’7″ Corker as Secy of State because he was too short for “the role”…. https://t.co/0Hx6QjID90
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) October 10, 2017
— Alex Pfeiffer (@PfeifferDC) October 10, 2017
I guess he couldn’t use “Little Bob Corker” because he’d done “Little Marco Rubio.” Does Trump hate short people? https://t.co/CzwUdNoXyg
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) October 10, 2017