Tennessee Sen. Corker joins Trump at rally

Washington — Sen. Bob Corker joined Donald Trump onstage at a rally in North Carolina Tuesday amid speculation about the Republican candidate’s vice presidential deliberations.

Trump introduced the Tennessee senator and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as “somebody respected by everybody.”

Corker said he’d had a “pretty remarkable day” with Trump, spending time with his grown children and watching how he treats the people who work for him.

He told the enthusiastic crowd packed into Raleigh’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts that “the reason that you love him so much is because he loves you.”

The pair hugged before Corker left the stage.

Trump’s event comes several hours after Democratic rival Hillary Clinton held her first joint rally with President Barack Obama in North Carolina.