Tennessee’s Bob Corker Won’t Be Trump VP Pick

     (CN) — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee says he has withdrawn his name as a possible vice presidential candidate choice for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
     Micah Johnson, communications director for Corker, confirmed Wednesday comments the Republican senator made in a Washington Post interview. He told the newspaper “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’s withdrawal may come as a surprise to some, as he joined Trump at a Tuesday campaign event in Raleigh, N.C.
     The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reportedly told the Trump crowd that he spent Tuesday with the billionaire’s adult children and his staffers.
     “It says a lot about a person to meet their family, to spend time with their kids, if you will,” Corker said. “Somebody once told me it’s not who you know in life, it’s how you know them.”
     Corker told Trump of his decision to withdraw as a vice presidential candidate during their day together Tuesday, according to the Washington Post.
     “It’s a highly political job, and that’s not who I am,” Corker told the newspaper. “We had a very open conversation about that, and actually, we have been very candid about it from the very beginning of our meetings.”
     Corker said he thinks Trump will make a VP pick by July 15, three days before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the Post reported.
     The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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