Bob Corker turns down offer from Trump to be US ambassador to Australia

‘It just felt like it wasn’t the right step,’ says senator, who has had a tumultuous relationship with presidentSenator Bob Corker has turned down an offer from President Donald Trump to be the US ambassador to Australia. The Guardian has confirmed that Corker, the retiring chair of the Senate foreign relations committee, rejected an approach to serve in the position. In an interview with the Tennessean, Corker said he had spoken to both Trump and the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, about the position over the past three weeks. But he had decided against accepting the position, saying: “At the end of the day though … it just felt like it wasn’t the right step.” Continue reading...

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018...

Similar news

Trump Foundation Sued for Stealing Money Meant for Sick Kids - New York Attorney General 0 0 0
Tesla to Unveil Mega China Plant 0 0 0
Trump decided Trade War is easy to win....again 0 0 0
Tiger Woods misses cut, going five over on No. 1 over two days 0 0 0
A Google translation isn't enough evidence to send someone to jail, finds the judge in a narcotics case (GOOG, GOOGL) 0 0 0
The Onion is on a crusade against Mark Zuckerberg because it says Facebook is choking its traffic (FB) 0 0 0
Urban Meyer Names Dwayne Haskins Starting Ohio State QB Ahead of Preseason Camp 0 0 0
The Latest: China Spells Out Tariffs It Plans on US Goods 0 0 0
Nancy Pelosi Tells Reporter Using the Term 'Illegal Alien' Is Not 'Constructive' 0 0 0
Jordan Spieth Struggles Late at US Open 2018 on Friday, Flirts with Cut Line 0 0 0