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 TrumpWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Democrats duke it out in most negative debate so far MORE’s mention of Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerMcConnell, Romney vie for influence over Trump's trial RNC says ex-Trump ambassador nominee's efforts 'to link future contributions to an official action' were 'inappropriate' Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight 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 BlackburnHouse Freedom Caucus chairman endorses Collins's Georgia Senate bid TikTok introduces new parental controls Abortion wars flare up in Congress 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 SchumerOvernight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Lawmakers raise alarms over Trump coronavirus response | Top official warns virus appears inevitable in US | Democrats block two Senate abortion bills Lawmakers raise alarms over Trump coronavirus response Democrats block two Senate abortion bills MORE [D-N.Y.] ... and of course the MS-13 lover [House Minority Leader] Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOcasio-Cortez: Trump would 'never' say to her face some of the shots he takes at her on Twitter Oversight Committee room to be dedicated to late Rep. Elijah Cummings Lawmakers raise alarms over Trump coronavirus response MORE [D-Calif.]."