Trump says Mexico will eventually pay for border wall

Posted May 31, 2018

Trump portrayed Bredesen, a former governor of Tennessee and Nashville mayor, as being at the bidding of Democratic congressional leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.

Trump criticized Bredesen for being backed by national Democrats, including the Senate and House leaders. Corker once said Trump had turned the White House into an "adult daycare centre" and the president tweeted that Corker "couldn't get elected dogcatcher in Tennessee".

It's a cunning spin of Pelosi's comments, but it's also false, dishonest, and hypocritical - given the GOP outcry at the misinterpretation of Trump's "animals" remark.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, May 29, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto offered a speedy rebuke to President Donald Trump's campaign rally Tuesday night, during which Trump revived one of his most ridiculous campaign promises. "Who is he?" Trump said of Bredesen. "That's the worst thing that can happen", he said.

Trump was in Nashville to campaign for Representative Marsha Blackburn, who is expected to face off against Bredesen in the race to replace retiring senator Bob Corker.

Trump also turned his reference to members of the MS-13 gang as "animals" into a campaign rallying cry.

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

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"What was the name?" he asked.

"He is a war hero because he was captured", Trump said. "We have been very pleased with the response to that". "To keep on winning, you have to vote Republican in November".

Corker has a mixed relationship with the president, despite being rumored as a possible Vice Presidential candidate in 2016 and golfing with the president and Tennessee football legend Peyton Manning.

"In the end, Mexico is going to pay for the wall, I'm just telling you that", he said, pointing to negotiations to change the North American Free Trade Agreement. "They do absolutely nothing to stop people from going through Mexico, from Honduras and all these other countries ... They do nothing to help us".

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President Peña Nieto cancelled an earlier meeting with President Trump after the U.S. leader threatened to impose a tax on Mexican imports to fund the wall.