NASHVILLE, Tenn.: President Donald Trump on Tuesday resumed his efforts to build a stable of Republicans who will promote his agenda and serve as a check on Democrats aiming to regain control of the House or Senate — if not both.

Trump traveled to Nashville, Tenn., to raise campaign cash for Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who’s running for a Senate seat, and to headline a rally with his most loyal supporters.

Trump said, “We need Marsha in the Senate to continue the amazing progress and work” of his first 16 months in office. “To keep on winning, you have to vote Republican in November.”

Blackburn is expected to face Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen to replace Republican Sen. Bob Corker, who is retiring. The Tennessee campaign is among several races crucial to Trump’s plans to maintain control of the Senate, where Republicans are defending a narrow two-seat majority.

Trump criticized Bredesen for being backed by national Democrats, including the Senate and House leaders.

“He’s a tool of Chuck Schumer and of course the MS-13 lover Nancy Pelosi,” Trump said.

The House Democratic Leader criticized Trump earlier this month after he called members of the international gang “animals.”

Trump added that Bredesen donated to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016, saying, “Phil Bredesen supported her and he supported her ideas.”

Trump plans a series of political rallies and events in the coming months to boost Republicans and brand Democrats as obstructionists to his agenda.