Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with Bob Corker in New York on Monday, intensifying speculation that the U.S. senator from Tennessee may be on Trump’s vice presidential shortlist.
Speaking to reporters following the meeting, Corker described the get-together at Trump Tower in Manhattan as “a meeting between two people who didn’t know each other except over phone calls getting to know each other.”
He said he has no reason to believe he’s being vetted as a potential Trump running mate or for a Cabinet position should Trump win the general election.
“I have no reason whatsoever to believe I am being considered for a position like that,” Corker told reporters who pressed him about various possible positions.
Corker is currently the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. He also serves on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
In a statement, Corker’s chief of staff Todd Womack said the pair had “had a good meeting…in which they engaged in a wide-ranging policy discussion.”
Corker praised a high-profile foreign policy speech that Trump delivered in Washington last month, saying in a statement that “in a year where angry rhetoric has defined the presidential race on both sides of the aisle, it is my hope that candidates in both parties will begin focusing not only on the problems we face but on solutions.” He said he believed the speech “could be an important step in that direction.”
A Trump campaign spokeswoman did not immediately responded to a request for comment on the meeting.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Now that’s a ticket.
Robert Simmons says
I believe Corker authored the bill that gave Obama the path to pass the Iran Deal…..I HIGHLY DOUBT TRUMP WOULD EVER WANT HIM.
GEORGE SENTEMENTES says
Trump and Condelisa Rice,would be better,she has more experience on foreign policy.then both Clinton’s.
Live for America says
I don’t care for Corker. Gingrich would be a better choice.
Justin W says
Donald Trump will hopefully pick a respected conservative who has the ability to get things done in Washington. Donald Trump will get to Washington with the support of the American people but he is going to need some people that can turn his policies into legislation and get that passed if he wants to be successful.
We believe Trump will select people that are deserving. My dad believe Trump will do good. My dad is at the Loma Linda Hospital
In Murrietta I C U and he asked me to bring his absentee voting. He said he must vote for Trump.
Trump needs to pick Newt for VP
Michael M T Henderson says
With a total of six wives between them, they rival Henry VIII. Their “Exes” would be great witnesses for Hillary or Bernie, whichever wins the nomination.
Ronald F. Litke says
Newt Gingrich might have some minor baggage against him,… but he certainly has the brains and experience to be a great VP. As a secondary thought Newt would also be the great choice as Trump’s Chief of Staff in the White House. Both positions would fit Trump to a “T” and put Trump’s administration and keep it on the right track. That’s what this ole’ 81 year old thinks. Good luck President Trump. You have your work cut out for you.
Cap'n Kirk says
Hillary and her henchmen have already begun attacking trump… That is on *itch that needs a long cool down in a Federal penitentiary..Pagliano needs to do some research on the McDougals, Vince Foster and many others… Suicide with a 12 gage blast to the back of the head is common for people who had dealings with the Clintons…Foster got out with a pistol…
Lawrence R. Larson says
NEWT GINGERICH IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE BEST MAN FOR SERVING AS V.P. UNDER DONALD TRUMP. NEWT ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS FOR AMERICA WHEN HE SERVES AS HEAD OF THE HOUSE OF REPS. HE IS A VERY WISE MAN.