Trump’s mention of Corker draws boos at Tennessee rally

Trump’s mention of Corker draws boos at Tennessee rally
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE’s mention of Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerSasse’s jabs at Trump spark talk of primary challenger RNC votes to give Trump 'undivided support' ahead of 2020 Sen. Risch has unique chance to guide Trump on foreign policy MORE (R) at a rally in the senator's home state of Tennessee on Tuesday night drew boos from those packed into the auditorium.

Boos erupted after Trump noted that Corker was among those joining him at the rally to support Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnTrump’s new Syria timetable raises concern among key anti-ISIS allies Dem lawmaker invites Parkland survivor to attend State of the Union Bipartisan senators press Trump for strategy to protect Syrian Kurds MORE (R-Tenn.), who is running to replace Corker after he retires next year. 

Corker reportedly grinned at the crowd’s reaction.

Corker, who announced last year that he wasn’t going to seek reelection, has repeatedly criticized Trump and exchanged a war of words with the president.

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“When his term is over, I think the debasing of our nation, the constant non-truth telling, and the, just the name-calling, the things that I think, the debasement of our nation is what he'll be remembered most for, and that's regretful,” Corker said about Trump last year.

Trump hit back against Corker by claiming that the GOP senator had constantly asked him if he should run for reelection and "begged" him for an endorsement.

On Tuesday, Trump emphasized that the rally held in Nashville was meant to boost Blackburn, who was a “very early supporter of ours and a really wonderful woman.”

“She loves your state, she loves your country, she is going to win,” Trump said. 

Trump also went after Blackburn's Democratic challenger, former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, calling him "an absolute tool of [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerGOP Green New Deal stunt is a great deal for Democrats National emergency declaration — a legal fight Trump is likely to win House Judiciary Dems seek answers over Trump's national emergency declaration MORE [D-N.Y.] ... and of course the MS-13 lover [House Minority Leader] Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiThe national emergency will haunt Republicans come election season On unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 National emergency declaration — a legal fight Trump is likely to win MORE [D-Calif.]."