Bredesen discusses Trump in second TV ad

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen has released his second ad in which he discusses his feelings about President Donald Trump.

Look, I’m not running against Donald Trump,” Bredesen says in the spot, pledging to support the president’s initiatives when they’re good for the state, and to oppose them when they’re not.

“I think that’s what senators ought to do,” the former governor says.

That’s a more qualified approach than Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s blanket statements of support for the president.

Here’s a transcript of the ad:

“I’m Phil Bredesen and I approved this message. Look, I’m not running against Donald Trump. I’m running for a Senate seat to represent the people of Tennessee. I learned a long time ago to separate the message from the messenger. There’s a lot of things I don’t personally like about Donald Trump, but he’s the president of the United States and if he has an idea, and is pushing some things that I think are good for the people of Tennessee, I’m going be for it. It doesn’t matter where it came from. And likewise, if I think it’s not going to be good for Tennessee, I’m going to be against it. I think that’s what senators ought to do.”


3 Responses to Bredesen discusses Trump in second TV ad

  • Leslie Parsley says:


  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    You bet, Democrats might run someone representative of themselves in hopeless races like the one about to take place in State Senate District 14, but when running statewide in a heavily Republican state like Tenn. that they have a chance to win, they run a moderate guy saying moderate things. Problem is IT’S IRRELEVANT.

    It doesn’t make the slightest bit of difference how Bredesen feels about this or that. Bredesen’s has one job and one job only i.e. to vote for Chuck Schumer to be Majority Leader of the Senate and thus give the Democrats control of the agenda of the Senate, important judicial and executive confirmations, and the chairmanships of every Senate committee and subcommittee. Of course, Bredesen can also be expected to vote with the Democrats on important close votes. Otherwise, he will be a 75 year-old one term backbencher!

    Mitch McConnell and the current Republican leadership are unfortunately uninspiring. Chuck Schumer and his far-left Democrats are a clear and present danger to this country. That’s what’s at stake in November when Tenn. votes for its next U.S. Senator.

  • James White says:

    What Bredesen could have said, Unlike Marsha, I will vote to support the constitution, whether it supports the President or not.

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