President Trump holds a rally in Nashville

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Scott Olson Getty Images North America

President Trump Tuesday makes his third trip to Nashville in just over 14-months, but this time a rally is wrapped around a fundraiser for a key U-S Senate race.

"He's a tool", Trump repeated, ripping Bredesen, who is challenging Blackburn for the seat being vacated by Sen.

"I've never heard of this guy (Bredesen), who is he?" "He's an absolute, total tool of Chuck - of Chuck Schumer".

Bredesen is, in fact, a popular former Nashville mayor and Tennessee governor, but he last ran for public office in 2006. Bredesen has a small lead in some polls, but the race appears to be a toss-up.

She has backing from President Trump and supports his agenda of immigration and tax reform.

Media pundits inaccurately reported that Trump called all illegal immigrants "animals" last week, when he was referring to the violent MS-13 gang. "We can't", Trump said in Elkhart, Indiana.

Read Politifact for a summary of "Donald Trump's false claim that Nancy Pelosi 'came out in favor of MS-13'".

Valerie Jarrett responds to Roseanne's racist Twitter rant: 'A teaching moment'
Barr continued on the diatribe against Jarrett, sharing anti-Islamist posts from her fans about the former presidential adviser. Barr is also an outspoken backer of President Donald Trump in real life and frequently voices her support for him on Twitter .

Trump said Bredesen, who preceded current Gov. Bill Haslam (R-Tenn.), was recruited by Schumer (D-N.Y.) - the Senate minority leader - and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). He then said, "Crooked Hillary", and the crowd responded by chanting, "lock her up".

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., leaves the House Republican Conference meeting at the Capitol Hill Club on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.

"What was the name?" he asked. He trounced Hillary Clinton there in 2016, winning 61% of the vote to Clinton's 35%.

Boyd has recently likened himself to Trump in a TV spot, saying they're both conservative businessman looking to disrupt government.

Trump is using the campaign appearances to mobilize his core backers by highlighting his accomplishments in office, like improving economic indicators and moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and resurrecting some of his go-to lines from the 2016 campaign.

During another particularly raucous moment of the rally, the audience booed Sen. Phil Bredesen is running against Blackburn for Corker's seat.

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