President speaks at a rally in Southaven, Mississippi. Follow live ...

President speaks at a rally in Southaven, Mississippi. Follow live ...
President Trump speaks at a rally in Southaven, Mississippi. Follow live ...
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By Brian Ries, CNN

less than 1 min ago8:00 p.m. ET, October 2, 2018

What we're covering here What we're covering here
NOW: President speaks at a rally in Southaven, Mississippi. Back in Washington: The FBI is continuing its investigation into 's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
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There was only one White House press briefing in the entire month of September

GO DEEPER

White House corrects transcript to reflect 's insult

: 'I'm not a drinker'

hails new trade deal and his own negotiating tactics

says ban on 'bump stocks' coming

: I don't think Kavanaugh lied

There was only one White House press briefing in the entire month of September

20 min ago Just 24 hours ago, here's how 's last rally played out
MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

President held a rally in Tennessee last night. He was there to stump for GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who is running for race against Democrat Phil Bredesen.

Here's what happened:

He started with the economy: President opened his remarks in Tennessee touting the success of the US economy and the record stock market.  Then, he attacked Democrats: President declared that "Democrats are the party of crime," saying they support open borders.  He defended Kavanaugh: said his Supreme Court nominee "is a good man, great student, great intellect." He also criticized the allegations against him: "All of a sudden let's go back to high school."  He stumped for Blackburn: declared, "She is all about Tennessee values. She has Tennessee values. A vote for Marsha is a vote for me, and everything we stand for and a vote to make America great again."  
46 min ago 5 things could bring up at tonight's rally

arrives to speak during a rally in Tennessee on Monday

arrives to speak during a rally in Tennessee on MondayMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

President is in Southaven, Mississippi, for his second rally of the week. He held an event in Tennessee last night, and he'll have more on Thursday and Saturday in Minnesota and Kansas, respectively.

's week of rallies comes as news in Washington centers around Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and trade deals.

Here are some topics the President might bring up tonight:

Brett Kavanaugh: The President has repeatedly and vocally defended his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is under FBI investigation after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman when they were both in high school. He'll likely continue his support for Kavanaugh tonight. Senate Democrats: In the wake of the Kavanaugh investigation, has blamed the Democrats for delaying his conformation process and has attacked them for their "anger" toward the judge. Watch for to keep up that criticism. Trade: President announced a three-country trade agreement with Mexico and Canada yesterday. He might talk about it and the intensive negotiations it took to seal the deal. The first lady's solo trip: Melania is in Africa this week, visiting Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt. , speaking to reporters this afternoon, said her trip is going well, and he could give more details about it tonight. The Nobel Peace Prize: The 2018 honor will be awarded on Friday. We're not sure if will get it — but he's

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