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In Tennessee, Trump tells supporters they can't get 'complacent'

President Trump was in Tennessee on Tuesday to drum up support for Republicans in the midterm elections, telling the crowd the "worst thing that can happen" is Democrats gaining control of the House and Senate.

He warned his supporters that they can't become "complacent," adding, "to keep on winning, you have to vote Republican in November." Trump urged the crowd to vote for GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who is running for Senate and expected to face off against former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) in the fall. Democrats, he said, are "bad at everything but they're good at sticking together."

Trump wasn't content with just stumping for Blackburn. Among other campaign staples, he trotted out one of his classic rally lines. "I don't want to cause a problem, but in the end, Mexico's gonna pay for the wall ... and they're going to enjoy it!" he said, referring to the unrealized wall along the southern border that he's been promising since 2015. Not so fast, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto tweeted. "NO," he said. "Mexico will NEVER pay for a wall. Not now, not ever. Sincerely, Mexico (all of us)."