Donald Trump Jr says he 'might as well' move to Georgia and run for governor in 2022 at campaign event
Donald Trump Jr took the podium at a recent Georgia rally to express his interest in running for governor of the battleground state. This comes after President Donald Trump vehemently criticized current Governor Brian Kemp for not doing more to intervene in overturning the November election results.
Commenting about how he's considering moving to Georgia to run for the position in 2022, Trump Jr told a crowd of supporters in Ocilla: “It’s not like I belong in New York, so I might as well, right?” Don Jr made the remark at the end of a Saturday rally for Senator David Perdue who is facing a significant challenge from Democrat Jon Ossoff in the upcoming January 5 election that will determine who holds the power in the US Senate.
Trump Jr's girlfriend and former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle also remarked just moments prior that the two of them “were talking on the way over here about moving to Georgia.” Before her boyfriend took the microphone, she also added: "They better behave here, your governor. I know someone who might run for governor of Georgia.”
When asked about the possibility of moving to the Peach State at the Perdue campaign event, at a farm in Bulloch County, Guilfoyle said: “Let me tell you something. We’ve got to get it together here. We do love Georgia. You never know: Maybe we’ll run Junior here.” She also added: "I think Georgia is so important. It represents so much of what is going on in the country right now. As you see with the Senate race, all eyes are on Georgia, and it will really help define the direction the country is going in.”
Trump Jr also asked the rally attendees to protect the Republican Senate majority and preserve the president's work so far by voting for Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in the upcoming election. He asked the crowd gathered at the Colonnade Center in Catoosa County to vote early, imploring them to call their friends to vote, as well as speak to fellow constituents about the stakes. “Do not squander this opportunity,” Trump Jr said. “Because I promise you, you will regret it. You will wake up one day in January and say, ‘Crap. Should’ve done a little bit more.’ Whatever you would do to reverse that feeling then, do it now.”
Stressing on how at least one of the candidates must win against Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock in the Senate runoff races, Trump Jr also said: “There’s way too much at stake, guys, for ourselves, for our families, for our freedoms, you know, all those things the Left doesn’t really believe in. I still do. That’s why I’m doing this." Asking the crowd to 'continue fighting' for his father, he said: "This isn’t just the Senate, but it’s also my father’s legacy and his accomplishments. All of those things that they’ll try to take away, all of the freedoms that he fought for.”
Ripping into New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over the national economic crisis due to Covid-19 mandates, Trump Jr. said, "you have guys like Bill de Blasio... that destroyed New York City, by the way, minor details. He’s saying that New York City’s future depends on this Senate race in Georgia because he knows that if the Leftists win, guess what? You will have the privilege of paying for New York’s incompetence.”
Trump Jr then took on China, asking his audience: “Why does China want the Democrats to win? You think it’s because it’s good for America? Or do you think it’s because if the Democrats win it’s good for China?” He also dismissed the idea of Republicans sitting out the January 5 election because of concerns with election integrity. “That’s what the Democrats want,” he said. “That sounds like a Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi talking point. That’s what the Democrats have been hoping and praying and dreaming for years would happen to Republicans, that Republicans would get sick of it, that they’d be dejected, that they’d end up just sitting at home."