By Burgess Everett (Politico) –
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) has removed himself from consideration to be Donald Trump’s running mate, a source close to Corker confirmed.
In a lengthy interview with reporters on Capitol Hill, Corker had warm words for Trump, whom he campaigned with in North Carolina on Tuesday.
“I’ve always thought that I’m better suited for other kinds of things and I think most people who know me agree with that,” Corker said Wednesday afternoon. “I do want to say I had a remarkable day there yesterday and you know, the Trump family is most impressive.”
The Senate Foreign Relations chairman would have brought significant foreign policy and national security know-how to Trump’s ticket, but his propensity for blunt talk and resisting talking points could have made it difficult for Corker to defend Trump’s oft-controversial remarks.
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