Donald Trump hits back at 'zero chance' Senators

Donald Trump has lashed out at two Republican senators who condemned him for "debasing" US politics.

The president tweeted about Jeff Flake and Bob Corker, saying both men are not running for re-election because "they had zero chance of being elected".

He added: "Now act so hurt & wounded!"

Mr Trump claimed a Tuesday meeting with Republican senators was, with the exception of Mr Flake and Mr Corker, "a love fest with standing ovations and great ideas for USA!"

Mr Flake made the rounds of morning television news shows today to talk about his decision not to run for re-election and his impassioned speech on the Senate floor yesterday.

He said he has no regrets about saying Mr Trump has debased politics with his roughshod style and social media broadsides, adding: "You can't continue to just remain silent.

"There is a tipping point... I hope we're reaching that tipping point."

Asked if he thought Mr Trump should be declared unfit for office, the Arizona Republican said: "The voters made their choice. He was elected fair and square."

Tennessee senator Mr Corker, who is also retiring at the end of his term, said yesterday: "I think the debasement of our nation will be what he'll be remembered most for and that's regretful."

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