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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 TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE’s mention of Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerIt's time for Biden's Cuba GOP lawmaker patience runs thin with Trump tactics Former GOP senator: Republicans cannot let Trump's 'reckless' post-election claims stand 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 BlackburnPassage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is the first step to heal our democracy Biden signs supply chain order after 'positive' meeting with lawmakers Biden health nominee faces first Senate test 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 SchumerChuck SchumerThe bizarre back story of the filibuster Hillicon Valley: Biden signs order on chips | Hearing on media misinformation | Facebook's deal with Australia | CIA nominee on SolarWinds House Rules release new text of COVID-19 relief bill MORE [D-N.Y.] ... and of course the MS-13 lover [House Minority Leader] Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMcCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 After vote against coronavirus relief package, Golden calls for more bipartisanship in Congress Democrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' MORE [D-Calif.]."