The cycle of reporting on this has become its own entertainment. Reporters hunt down Corker (in particular) knowing they can get a news worthy headline just by asking him what he meant by, or to further explain, the last thing he said about Trump. Questions like:
— “Senator Corker, when you said the President was going to lead us into a nuclear holocaust, what did you mean by ‘nuclear holocaust’?”
— “Senator Corker, when you said the White House was a daycare center, exactly what age of mental maturity were you suggesting the President is?”
— “Senator Corker, what exactly did you mean when you said ‘batfecalmaterial crazy’?”
The reporters know Corker will give a headline worthy colorful response they can quote, something like “I meant the President is fucking batshit crazy.”
The reporters know it will not end there. They know the President will respond on Twitter providing yet more colorful material to boost their ratings. Something like this.
Then the reporters get to report on the tweet. Then they get to ask Corker what he thinks of the tweet . . . and so ad infinitem.