Gov. Bob Corker and the Republican Party front-runner, Donald Trump, met in New York City on May 23, which created rumours that the former is being considered as the camp’s bet for the vice presidential position.
In an interview after the meeting, Corker denied the speculations that he would run for the vice presidential position. The Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from Tennessee said the meeting with Trump was merely on the subject of policy and they only talked about Russia and China. He admitted that they talked about the 2016 presidential campaign but it's only for the purpose of getting to know each other in the aspect of politics.
Gov. Corker told the reporters after meeting with Trump that he has no reason to assume he is being considered to be Trump's running mate.
Earlier, Trump had pointed out that he intends to have a political veteran as a running partner. It was evident that the recent years have been favourable to Gov. Corker's political career. He has been included in TIME's 100 most influential people. Both Corker and Trump have been in the real estate business. In an interview with USA Today recently, Corker voiced his willingness to help businessmen come up with a foreign policy system that can be beneficial to them.
At this point, Gov. Bob Corker has not said whether or not he is considering becoming Trump’s running mate.