Washington (CNN)Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is calling for Sen. Bob Corker to resign after a public feud between President Donald Trump and the Tennessee Republican boiled over this week.
Steve Bannon calls on Sen. Bob Corker to resign
"If Bob Corker has any honor, any decency, he should resign immediately," Bannon said in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity on Monday night.
Corker and Trump exchanged insults on Twitter over the weekend, and in an interview with The New York Times published Sunday, Corker said Trump is acting "like he's doing 'The Apprentice' or something," and added that he could set the nation "on the path to World War III."
Last week, Corker praised Trump's inner circle while taking a jab at the commander in chief, and said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly "help separate our country from chaos."
Corker has announced he will not run for re-election after 2018.
Bannon said Monday that Corker's comments illustrate how establishment Republicans feel about Trump.
"This is what they think about President Trump behind closed doors," Bannon told Hannity. "He happened to tell The New York Times exactly what he thought, it's totally unacceptable. In a time of war, we have troops in Afghanistan, in the Northwest pacific and Korea, we have a major problem that could be like World War I in the South China Sea, in the Persian Gulf, we have American lives at risk every day."
Bannon was fired from the White House in August.