President Trump in Nashville tonight

President Trump in Nashville tonight

President Trump speaks during a rally in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday.

MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle repeatedly used the word "lie" to characterize the claims that President Donald Trump made in a combative campaign rally in Tennessee on Tuesday. "They are very dishonest people who don't "get" me, and never did!" (D-Tenn.) as an "absolute total tool of Chuck Schumer".

Trump, who defended labeling members of the MS-13 gang as "animals", hit the House minority leader for taking exception with the classification.

"What was the name?" the president prodded the crowd, who yelled back "Animals!"

"How do you like the fact they had people infiltrating our campaign?"

The wall was a favorite campaign theme of Trump's and has been a longstanding bone of contention with Mexico.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Mexico of doing "nothing" to stop illegal immigrants crossing into the United States, and repeated his election campaign pledge that Mexico would pay for his planned border wall.

Blackburn thanked Trump for his endorsement and said that "he's had an awesome 18 months" in part because he has "repeal [ed] a record number of regulations".

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Corker had been a thorn in Republicans' side in the race to replace him, calling Bredesen a friend and only offering a tepid endorsement of Blackburn.

Tuesday night in Nashville was one to remember.

Trump added that Bredesen donated to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2016, saying, "Phil Bredesen supported her and he supported her ideas".

"If Bredesen were ever to get elected, he'd do whatever Chuck and Nancy [say]", Trump said.

"Crooked Hillary!" Trump added gleefully, as the crowd predictably returned to the routine campaign trail chant of "Lock her up!"

Tickets start at 44-thousand dollars per couple to sit at a table with the President who was in Nashville last January for a speech to the American Farm Bureau. However, the sometimes Trump critic would have likely lost to Blackburn in the primary. Blackburn and Bredesen are expected to face off in a general election that is considered a toss-up by Fox News.

Blackburn has always been a vocal Trump backer, and in brief remarks to the crowd she promised she'd be a stalwart ally for the president if elected.

Blackburn, who served on Trump's transition team, has embraced the president and called herself a "hardcore, card-carrying Tennessee conservative".

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