- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Donald Trump’s short list for a vice presidential pick just got shorter.

Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee whose foreign policy chops made him a top contender to be Mr. Trump’s running mate, pulled himself out of the running Wednesday.

“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,” the Tennessee Republican told The Washington Post.

Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has been road-testing his possible picks. He appeared with Mr. Corker at a rally Tuesday in North Carolina.

Mr. Corker said that the event and a meeting with Mr. Trump and his family convinced him that he wasn’t built for a run as the vice presidential nominee.

“It’s a highly political job and that’s not who I am,” Mr. 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. I left there feeling very good about him as a person but also realized that at age 63, I know the things I’m good at doing and knowing what a candidate for vice president has to do. It’s just not the right thing for me, and I don’t think it’s the right thing for them.”

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