Corker Withdraws His Name as Possible Trump Running Mate

WASHINGTON (AP) -
Donald Trump (L) listens as Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn, speaks at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)
Donald Trump (L) listens as Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn, speaks at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday. (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)

Republican Sen. Bob Corker has withdrawn his name as a possible running mate for Donald Trump.

The Tennessee senator told The Washington Post Wednesday that “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.”

Corker’s withdrawal comes just a day after he joined Trump at a rally in North Carolina as the Republican presidential candidate takes potential running mates out for test drives, bringing them on tour as he travels across the country in the days before he officially names his vice president.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was slated to do the same Wednesday in Ohio.

These apparently public auditions stand in clear contrast to the usually highly secretive VP vetting process.