Former President Donald Trump blasted away at Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp during a rally Saturday evening in the town of Commerce.
The former president, in a fiery speech, labeled Kemp a “coward” and a “turncoat,” most likely a reference to the GOP governor’s refusal to directly intervene in the 2020 election results.
“Brian Kemp is a turncoat; he’s a coward,” Trump told his rally, adding Kemp has made Georgia elections “a complete and total disaster.”
The 45th president has thrown his support behind former U.S. Sen. David Perdue in the Republican gubernatorial primary this spring.
“Eight months from now the people of Georgia going to vote to fire radical Democrats and are going elect a friend of mine and a great man — great senator and a great man — David Perdue as your governor,” Trump said at his rally. “We need him. We need him badly.
“Before we can defeat the Democrats, socialists, and communists, which is exactly what we’re running against at the ballot boxes next fall, we first have to defeat the RINOs, sellouts, and the losers in the primaries this spring. We have a big primary coming up right here in your state. We’re going to throw out a very, very sad situation that took place here: RINO Gov. Brian Kemp,” Trump noted.
“And we’re going to replace him with a very strong person and a fearless fighter and somebody that frankly got screwed in the last election; David Perdue never lost in his life,” the former president added.
“We have to get Kemp the hell out,” Trump continued, going on to argue that Democrat Stacey Abrams will likely beat Kemp, but not Perdue in the November general election. “He will go down in flames at the ballot box because they see will steal it from him, and humiliate him just like she brazenly stole the Georgia election from right under his nose in 2020 — which hurt two senators and which hurt the presidential candidate.
“Who is that? That happened to me. The fact is, Republicans were so angry at Kemp and [Secretary of State Brad] Raffensperger that they refused to go out and vote for the two senators,” Trump continued.
He also took several shots at Democrats and President Joe Biden’s administration.
Democrats are bad on the economy; they’re horrible on inflation; the military; bad on taxes; bad on Ukraine — should have never happened — and boy are they bad on getting out. We were all set to get out of Afghanistan with dignity.
“You might not have seen Ukraine because I think [Vladimir] Putin was watching and he said, Man, these people are incompetent. The only thing they’re good at, frankly, is cheating on elections,” he said.