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Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN, appeared with Donald Trump at a rally in July. (WSMV) Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN, appeared with Donald Trump at a rally in July. (WSMV)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN, has been named as part of a national security advisory council for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The Trump campaign released a statement Friday afternoon naming Corker alongside several other individuals.

“Mr. Trump’s national security team is comprised of some of the brightest minds in foreign policy, nuclear non-proliferation, combating ISIS and rebuilding our national defense,” the press release stated.

Sen. Corker serves as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Earlier this year, Corker was considered a potential running mate for Trump. He eventually withdrew from consideration.

Corker issued the following statement concerning Friday's announcement:

The campaign asked if I would be willing to answer national security questions as needed. These are critically important issues, and I am happy to take their calls and provide insight when appropriate.

In regards to lewd comments Trump made in 2005, Corker also issued the following statement:

These comments are obviously very inappropriate and offensive and his apology was absolutely necessary.

Channel 4 has again reached out to Corker for further comment on if he feels comfortable assisting Trump and if he plans to advise him in light of these comments. We have not yet heard back at this time.

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