NASHVILLE — President Donald Trump's criticisms of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen during his recent rally in Nashville is generating yet a second video hitting the former Tennessee governor, this one from the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
"Tennessee doesn't need another obstructionist Washington Democrat," says the video, which features footage of Trump's attacks on Bredesen last week. It was posted on YouTube.
The NRSC spot follows another video using the president's remarks, which were posted to YouTube last week by expected Senate GOP nominee U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's campaign.
Both come on the heels of Trump's criticisms of Bredesen last week during a rally in Nashville.
"Phil Bredesen thinks he has Tennessee fooled," says the NRSC's 46-second spot which first features a black-and-white photo of former Gov. Bredesen.
It then cuts to a clip of Trump speaking at the rally where he tells attendees "Bredesen donated a lot of money to the campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Crooked Hillary."
The narrator charges that Bredesen, who has said he will support the president when he agrees with him and oppose him when he doesn't, is "nothing more than another partisan Democrat backing Obama and Hillary's dangerous policies."
Images of former President Obama and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Clinton appear before the video returns to Trump speaking in Nashville.
"Phil Bredesen supported her and he supported her ideas," the president said.
The narrator then charges Bredesen "is loyal to Washington party bosses like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi," a reference to Senate Minority Leader Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California.
A clip of Trump quickly follows in which the president says of Bredesen that "he's an absolute total tool of Chuck Schumer.
It ends with another Trump shot at Bredesen in which the president says "Phil-whatever-the-hell-his-name-is, this guy will 100 percent vote against us every single time."
Bredesen Press Secretary Alyssa Hansen said in response that "it's fine if folks in Washington don't know who Governor Bredesen is, because Tennesseans sure do and that is all that matters for the job he's applying for."
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