A large and enthusiastic crowd greeted President Trump in Johnson City on Monday night as he rallied support for Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07), the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN).
The president did not disappoint, as he spent much of the evening blasting Blackburn’s Democrat opponent, former Gov. Phil Bredesen, and tearing into obstructionist Democrats in the Senate.
“A vote for Bredesen is a vote for Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and the real leader of the Democrats, Maxine Waters,” the president boomed, to thunderous applause.
The president tore into Democrat politicians, as Breitbart News reported:
He then hit Blackburn’s Democrat opponent Phil Bredesen. Trump noted Bredesen supported driver certificates for illegal aliens. He said if Democrats get 51 seats in the Senate, then Chuck Schumer would be majority leader. Schumer is so desperate for Phil to win,” Trump said. “Marsha will be a great, great Senator,” said Trump who added that the Republicans need the votes.
“We cannot allow ourselves to be pushed around,” said Trump. He said Schumer pushed Bredesen to run to try to get Democrats to take back the Senate. “Your vote in this election will decide which party controls the Senate,” said Trump. He said a Democrat-controlled Senate will always be raising taxes. “They just vote because it’s bad for Trump.” He said Democrats vote just to oppose him.
“They’re going to flood your streets with criminal aliens,” said Trump who added Democrats oppose law enforcement. They want to block judges and weaken the military, Trump conveyed. “We will soon have the strongest military we’ve ever had,” the president said of the military under his administration.
You can watch the president’s remarks here:
The president praised Blackburn throughout the evening.
“And finally the person we are here tonight to support. We cherish this person. She’s a fighter, a true fighter for the people of Tennessee. She loves your state. She’s your next U.S. Senator, and she’s going to be fantastic,” Trump said of Blackburn.
He also encouraged the crowd to vote across the board for Republicans, including Bill Lee and Marsha Blackburn.
“So you have to get your friends, get your family, get your neighbors, get your coworkers and get out and vote. Vote Republican. Vote For Marsha Blackburn, and Bill Lee, and all of the great Republicans that are running. Bill Lee – going to be a great governor. A vote for Republicans is a vote for lower taxes, less regulation – that’s a big factor, and more products made right here in the good ol’ USA,” he said.
Blackburn, in turn, praised the president and his accomplishments.
“I know the Democrats keep saying there’s a blue wave coming. When that blue wave gets to the state line it is going to run smack dab into the great red wall, and that is every single one of you, so if you want a U.S. Senator who is going to stand with the president, build the wall,” Blackburn said.
You can watch Blackburn’s remarks here:
In the most recent Tennessee Star Poll, Blackburn leads Bredesen by three points, 48 percent to 45 percent.
President Trump will hold another rally in Southaven, Mississippi tonight.