Sen. Bob Corker said Ivanka Trump is fit to be Donald Trump's running mate because she's a "beautiful-in-every-way person"

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated July 07, 2016 06:00 PM
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Forget readiness to be commander-in-chief. If beauty were the top job requirement for Vice President of the United States, Sen. Bob Corker and Eric Trump have just the candidate for Donald Trump – his daughter Ivanka.

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker – who removed himself from the VP running on Wednesday – suggested that Trump pick his daughter Ivanka Trump as his running mate during an interview with NBC News.

“His best running mate by the way would be Ivanka,” Corker advised. “I know that wouldn’t pass muster probably but I don’t know if I’ve met a more composed, brilliant, beautiful-in-every-way person.”

Ivanka even has the support of her brother Eric, who told Fox & Friends on Thursday that his sister has “certainly got my vote.”

“She’s got the beautiful looks, she’s smart, she’s smart, smart, smart,” he said, noting that Ivanka would make the constitutional age requirement of 35 by just a few days, as her birthday is Oct. 30. “She’s amazing.”

Last year, Trump himself even joked about appointing Ivanka to the role while appearing on Live! with Kelly and Michael.

“I have to say I’m kidding because the press will then go with it: ‘Trump wants to make Ivanka vice president,’ ” he said at the time. “They’ll make a big deal … Although she would be good, I will say.”

If Trump were to tap his daughter, the move would be unprecedented. But it’s not technically forbidden.

Joel Goldstein, a law professor at St. Louis University, told GQ, “The fact that they are father and daughter would not pose a constitutional prohibition to them being on the ticket together.”

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Trump has met with several vice presidential candidates in the weeks leading up to the Republican National Convention, including Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst.

Ernst has already removed herself from the running, though, explaining that she’s “focused on Iowa.”