With help from Ivanka, Sen. Bob Corker and President Trump are friends again

With help from Ivanka, Sen. Bob Corker and President Trump are friends again

February 23rd, 2018 by The Tennessean in Local Regional News

FILE — Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), right, introduces Donald Trump, then a candidate for president, at a campaign rally in Raleigh, N.C., on July 5, 2016. Now Corker's name is bandied about as a Trump challenger in 2020. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)

Photo by STEPHEN CROWLEY

WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump came to talk policy, not broker peace.

But when the first daughter sat down with Sen. Bob Corker at the Capitol early last November, the conversation inevitably turned to the bitter war of words raging for weeks between the Tennessee Republican and President Donald Trump.

It's time to move on, Ivanka Trump candidly told the senator, according to several people familiar with the meeting who were not authorized to publicly discuss it. The two men had gotten to know each other quite well since their first meeting a year and a half earlier in New York and had, until now, forged a good working relationship. It would be a shame, the president's daughter said, if they could not move past the ugliness of the past few weeks.

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