Nashville prepares for 3rd visit from President Trump amidst Blackburn fundraiser

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Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail on Tuesday night with a familiar refrain, criticising Mexico for failing to stop the flow of illegal immigrants to the United States and promising to make Mexico pay for his proposed border wall. "In the end, Mexico is going to pay for the wall", the US President said, adding that Mexico does "absolutely nothing" to help US authorities to "stop people from going through Mexico, from Honduras and all these other countries".

His immigration comments came as immigrant rights groups and Democratic lawmakers are raising an uproar over his administration's most recent crackdowns on immigration, particularly a new "zero tolerance" policy that refers all illegal border crossings for criminal prosecution. The president said Bredesen, whom he claimed he had never even heard of, "donated a lot of money to the campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton".

Blackburn is running to replace retiring Republican Sen.

Trump, meanwhile, offered an early endorsement of Blackburn in April, calling her on Twitter "a wonderful woman who has always been there when we have needed her".

"You can say what you want, but I think border security and security in general is a great issue for the Republicans", Trump maintained.

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"If Bredesen were ever to get elected, he'd do whatever Chuck and Nancy [say]", Trump said. Corker will greet President Trump at the airport when he arrives in Nashville, a spokeswoman for Corker confirmed.

The president will attend a fundraiser for Republican Senate candidate Rep.

Corker has called Bredesen a friend and said he won't actively campaign against him. Marsha Blackburn and host a rally with his supporters.

Popular former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen has also entered the race, putting the firmly red state is in play for his party as Republicans cling to a 51-49 majority in the Senate. She has dubbed herself a "hardcore, card-carrying Tennessee conservative".

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