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Here’s The Man Being Considered As Trump’s VP Running Mate!

US Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, asks a question of US Secretary of State John Kerry as he testifies before the Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 8, 2014. Kerry warned Tuesday that Russia was sending agents into eastern Ukraine to "create chaos" that the Kremlin could use as a pretext for more military intervention. "Everything that we've seen in the last 48 hours, from Russian provocateurs and agents operating in eastern Ukraine, tells us that they've been sent there determined to create chaos," Kerry told US lawmakers. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Now that Donald Trump has all but secured the Republican nomination, the big question that has emerged is who the presumptive nominee will name as his running mate.

Well, GOP insiders are hinting that Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, would be a perfect fit for a Trump ticket.

From Politico:

Last week, Corker told USA Today’s Mary Troyan that he “offered to help Donald Trump develop a foreign policy platform, making him one of the few senators to publicly embrace Trump … Trump called him last week and he and Trump’s campaign staff have talked since then.”

Corker, among the wealthiest members of Congress, spent most of his life in business, and his bio says he brings a “results-driven businessman’s perspective.” Corker — age 63, to Trump’s 69 — surprised many in Washington by lavishing on-camera praise on Trump’s foreign-policy speech two weeks ago.

A Republican who knows Corker well said: “He’s an independent guy — kind of a tough guy — who’s not afraid to swim upstream. He’s frustrated by being in the Senate and not getting anything done. I think he’d really lean into this. He’s not afraid to buck the old guard. And he’s no dummy: He jumped out on the Trump thing early.”

Another source said: “Corker is not well-liked by his colleagues in the Senate. A big reason is he likes to get stuff done with Democrats. Trump might find that attractive.”

Trump, who has said he plans to pick an experienced politician who knows the Hill and can help him get things done, dropped a potentially significant clue in his March 31 interview with the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Bob Costa: “Somebody that can walk into the Senate and who’s been friendly with these guys for 25 years, and people for 25 years.”

One current officeholder who is also mentioned as a possible running mate, who has served in both House and Senate, and first came to the Hill 35 years ago, is Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.), age 72. He’s an Army veteran who served in the House for eight years and the Senate for 10, then was George W. Bush’s ambassador to Germany (arriving just before 9/11). Coats promoted faith-based initiatives on the outside, then in 2011 returned to the Senate, where he’s on the finance and intelligence committees.

Of course, Trump has a special place in his heart for the Hoosier state. And a longtime friend said of Coats: “He’s beloved. The man has no enemies. Everyone loves him. He’s a governing choice. Clean as a whistle.”

Would you support a Trump-Corker ticket in November, or is Corker too moderate for your liking? Share your thoughts with us below!!

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6 Comments

  1. Norm says:

    Trump should choose Allan West for V.P. He is a hero who is appreciated by African Americans who are not stupid and vote for this liar .He is a real honorable man.

  2. Jerry says:

    I would suggest someone with better known name like Newt. He would be a killer on the ticket.

  3. Frank says:

    I say Trump should consider CONDOLEEZZA RICE. She is smart, astute and very capable. Besides, this would cause Hildebeast to go crazier the an outhouse rat.

  4. La says:

    The Krats will make this election all about their candidates female body parts… Trump must have a female running mate who can tee off on her without being labeled a misogynist… There are several good choices available.

  5. montanagirl100 says:

    Hillary doesn’t know how to fight back and we’re suppose to have her fight back to defend Americans? and the USA? She pulls in like a little whimp and expects women to think she’s the bigger person or something stupid like that. Oh yeah! I almost forgot, she’s going to borrow her husband’s brain to do the job while she shrinks into the big chair. So, we’re all set and we’re all safe.
    I’m voting for Donald Trump all the way to the White House! He’s our fearless warrior, land baron, resourceful, strong business man, already on the job changing things, standing up for his beliefs and he loves his country. GO TRUMP 2016!

  6. Barb says:

    I would think if Trump thinks he would benefit our country and to make us strong as we always had been then I agree. MAKE AMERICA STRONGER THEN BEFORE!

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