Trump has reportedly been cool on Kemp since late in 2019 when Kemp did not kiss the ring, selecting Kelly Loeffler for a Senate appointment with out asking permission. Then, effectively, Trump misplaced Georgia, and Kemp refused to illegally overturn the election outcome, and now it’s a full-blown grudge on Trump’s half. Kemp is “worse than a Democrat,” Trump mentioned on Fox & Buddies. At a Georgia rally, Trump singled out Rep. Doug Collins, who misplaced the Senate main however then went on to work onerous, if unsuccessfully, to assist Trump overturn the election. “Thanks, Doug,” he mentioned. “What a job he does. You wish to run for governor in two years? Yeah. Handsome governor.”
Kemp plans to run for reelection in two years. That is his fee for campaigning relentlessly for Trump.
He’s not the one Georgia official to attract Trump’s ire, both. Trump known as the state’s lawyer common to berate him, as he has carried out to Kemp, for not breaking legal guidelines to overturn the election. That decision got here after Trump first lit into Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler and Perdue pointed him within the route of the lawyer common. That wasn’t the only time Perdue and Loeffler responded to Trump’s assaults by throwing different Republicans of their state below the bus, both.
And the factor is, Georgia Republicans aren’t precisely un-Trumpian. They’re trying to stack the deck towards Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock within the January Senate runoffs—and towards Georgia voters extra typically. They’re preparing a big voter intimidation campaign. However they did not ship the state to Donald Trump, and that’s all he actually cares about.
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