Bob Corker withdraws from consideration for Trump VP

by Jacob Pramuk  |  published on July 6, 2016

Bob Corker has taken himself out of consideration to be Donald Trump’s running mate, NBC News confirmed Wednesday.

The senator from Tennessee’s withdrawal from the running was first reported by The Washington Post. Corker hit the campaign trail with Trump on Tuesday and was seen as lending the businessman foreign policy chops.

Corker, 63, serves as chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was first elected to the Senate in 2006. He told Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, about his decision Tuesday, the Post reported.

“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.

  • Wildeagleone

    Trump, are you ever going to grow up and ACT like a CEO and not a child?

    Stop the damn name calling and realize we want a President not s snot nosed college kid that refuses to grow up

  • Worried Vet

    I hope Trump picks someone who benefits the ticket and able to get votes in a key states. I think Newt Gingrich is good for that. He knows foreign policies, is great with math and has speaking skills.

  • W. Coyote

    This is a pretty clear demonstration of how smart Corker is. Further, he is a thoughtful, decent guy who doesn’t resort to name calling or other ad hominem attacks. So, it would be a real personality clash with Trump.
    In addition, “We love the poorly educated” (Donald Trump, 02/23/16)- is something that Corker would never say.

  • Blue 3

    He will be your next Secretary of State. Who the hell wants to be Vice president anyway.


    Corker was not a good choice at all. He cant be trusted. Trump should thank his lucky star that this RINO dropped out.

  • Cleverfun

    Isn’t he the one that changed the rules in the Senate so that Obama could push through TPP??

    • Wingedgodd3ss

      Well then good if he is the one that did that. We don’t need a rino as a VP. I hope Christie takes himself out too. I like Joni Ernst though.

      • marylaforet

        I consider her RINO also but I like Newt!

  • jnora

    Thank goodness…we want to get rid of him even here in TN. He is a RiNO.

  • rockcut

    No one wants to go down with the ship and Corker got off the ship !!!

    • hearmetalking

      rockcut is a knee pad Obama boy,

      • rockcut

        What a middle school dirty type insult. My word you are a loon. Trying being an adult !

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