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Sen. Bob Corker Set To Meet With Trump For Cabinet Position

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter
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President-elect Donald Trump is slated to meet with GOP Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker Tuesday, a top contender for secretary of state, CBS first reported.

Corker, who serves as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, met with Vice President-elect Mike Pence shortly after the election and President-elect Donald Trump in May. He has had good rapport with Trump since the start of the election, having been one of his top picks as a running mate before taking himself out of the running in early-July.

Corker voted against the Iran Nuclear Deal, which Trump has been highly critical of, having spearheading the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, requiring congressional approval of any final agreement.

Trump will also meet with GOP presidential nominee former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Tuesday for the second time this month. Romney came out hard against Trump during the course of the election, but the two appear to be mending their differences as the president-elect works to fill his cabinet.

Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway has been highly critical of Romney since the election, warning against putting him in the cabinet while making the rounds on the Sunday shows over the weekend.

“I’m all for party unity, but I’m not sure we have to pay for that with the secretary of state position,” she said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “It’s just breathtaking in scope and intensity the type of messages I’ve received from all over the country … the number of people who feel betrayed to think that Gov. Romney would get the most prominent Cabinet post after he went so far out of his way to hurt Donald Trump.”

Trump is also scheduled to meet with retired Gen. David Petraeus in New York Monday, sparking rumors he may be in the running for the coveted position.

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