Elections

Bob Corker Tells Trump He Doesn’t Want To Be VP

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Alex Pappas Political Reporter

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, a possible running mate on the GOP ticket, has told presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump he doesn’t want the gig.

In an interview with The Washington Post on Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman acknowledged withdrawing his name from consideration. On Tuesday, Corker campaigned with Trump in North Carolina.

“There are people far more suited for being a candidate for vice president and I think I’m far more suited for other types of things,” Corker told the newspaper.

“It’s a highly political job and that’s not who I am,” Corker added. “We had a very open conversation about that and, actually, we have been very candid about it from the very beginning of our meetings. I left there feeling very good about him as a person but also realized that at age 63, I know the things I’m good at doing and knowing what a candidate for vice president has to do, it’s just not the right thing for me and I don’t think it’s the right thing for them.”

Corker praised Trump: “I am very positive about him as a person. It was incredible to be with him in Raleigh and see the way people react to him. They’re so excited and I truly believe he has such an opportunity ahead.”

Read The Daily Caller’s recent analysis of Trump’s potential running mates.

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