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Sen. Bob Corker describes ‘good meeting’ with Donald Trump

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US Senator Bob Corker, R-TN (C) leaves Trump Tower May 23, 2016 after meeting with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY (AFP/Getty Images)

New York, N.Y. — Sen. Bob Corker, who is rumored to be on Donald Trump’s short list for vice president, said Monday that he had “a good meeting about foreign policy and domestic issues” with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Corker, who said he’d never met with Trump before, downplayed the VP speculation, adding he had no reason to believe he was being considered for the #2 slot. Instead, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman said he met with Trump at his namesake tower in New York to discuss China, Russia and other foreign and domestic policy issues.

“We had never talked except on the phone,” said Corker, who last month commended Trump for challenging the foreign policy establishment. “It was more of a get-to-know-each-other kind of meeting. It was really more of a policy meeting.”

The Tennessee Republican had kind words to say about the billionaire businessman.

“The fact that he challenging some of the status quo, it is causing these countries to think a little bit differently about the U.S.,” Corker said after the meeting. “I say that in a positive way.”