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Sen. Corker: Others Are Better Suited to Be Trump's VP

 

By    |   Thursday, 07 Jul 2016 11:00 AM

Sen. Bob Corker said Thursday he pulled out of becoming Donald Trump's running mate because he thinks that spot is better suited to someone else, and that he still thinks the election is "his race to lose."

"I think all of us understand what we are best at doing," the Tennessee Republican told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. "I think that's a job others may be better suited doing. I think there are other things I am best suited doing."

Corker said that he did enjoy his day with Trump, when he spent eight hours with the candidate. Corker said he was able to speak "fully and candidly about where they are going and what they are doing," and he came away impressed with both the GOP presumptive nominee and his campaign.

The reaction of people to Trump is also something that people need to behold, said Corker, and he was glad to be with him in Raleigh, North Carolina, for a rally, even though he was reluctant to go on stage with him.

"I said, 'Look, guys. I already shared with you - this is not something I think I should do,'" said Corker. "'I don't want to look like I'm auditioning for a job.'"

Corker said he was also glad to be on the Trump jet and see how the campaign operates.

"Americans would be shocked at how much they are doing with so little," Corker said. "I say that complimentary ... their organization is so tight."

He said he also learned that Trump is not like his public persona.

"You know Trump's wealth," said Corker. "He is not like people think that he is. He is one of the most courteous, kind, respectful [people]. You can see it throughout the Trump organization. I mean, they are most impressive people."

Also on Thursday, Corker spoke about President Barack Obama's decision to keep 8,400 troops in Afghanistan, saying he is pleased with the president's response. 

"I have just been in Afghanistan not long ago," said Corker. "I don't think people understand the logistical issues. We have issues that need to be demobilized if we were going to keep the troop level where we were. It sends a strong signal to the government and to the Taliban that is trying to undermine us. It gives them time to make sure they have the appropriate personnel there. An important decision and I'm glad it was made."


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Sen. Bob Corker said Thursday he pulled out of becoming Donald Trump's running mate because he thinks that spot is better suited to someone else, and that he still thinks the election is "his race to lose." "I think all of us understand what we are best at doing," the...
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