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Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) gets a thumbs-up from Donald Trump at the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign event in Raleigh, N.C. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump named U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., to his national security advisory council.

The announcement, released Friday afternoon by the Trump campaigns, puts Corker in the company of 22 others — including U.S. Rep Mike McCaul, R-Texas, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani — who plan to provide information to the GOP nominee.

"This distinguished group stands behind Mr. Trump because it is imperative that the U.S. has a strong leader to combat terrorism, strengthen its borders and make sure that America is safe," said a statement from the campaign.

Read the full story from our news partner, The Tennessean, here. 

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