Donald Trump regrets endorsing 'disaster' Georgia Gov Brian Kemp, Internet says 'must be a good guy then'

'They had electoral officials making deals like this character in Georgia who is a disaster. And the Governor's done nothing. He's done absolutely nothing. I'm ashamed that I endorsed him'


                            Donald Trump regrets endorsing 'disaster' Georgia Gov Brian Kemp, Internet says 'must be a good guy then'
Donald Trump and Brian Kemp (Getty Images)

Still being in denial about the results of the 2020 election, President Donald Trump recently opened up about how he was not happy with Republican Gov Brian Kemp of Georgia and regretted the fact that he endorsed him and campaigned for him in the past. 

"They had electoral officials making deals like this character in Georgia who is a disaster. And the Governor's done nothing. He's done absolutely nothing. I'm ashamed that I endorsed him," President Trump said of his fellow Republicans on Maria Bartiromo's Sunday morning show on Fox News. His statement came as the state continues to count ballots for a third time — this time at the Trump campaign's request.



 

Trump got slammed on Twitter for his comments against Kemp. "Yes, yes he did. He followed the law and respected the vote of the American people," one person said while another quipped, "Must be a good guy then." A third commented, "The Republican Party is now the Donner Party." Another mentioned, "I really love that he’s coming right out and saying he expected people to cheat for him, it’s a little refreshing." 

The next noted, "That the GOP leadership in Georgia would step up to the plate to defend the rule of law and our democratic values is one of the truly mystifying and wonderful developments that I did not have on my Election 2020 bingo card." Another remarked, "I’m giddy at the thought of trump tanking the Georgia runoffs and Dems getting both seats!" One said, "It's getting more and more crowded under that bus." Someone else wrote, "Yet this Saturday Kemp will roll out the red carpet and welcome him with open arms as he comes to campaign."



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

Kemp was not the only Georgian politician who had irked the president. Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger wrote in an editorial published last week by USA Today that he voted for Trump and presently felt that he was being thrown under the bus by him.

"By all accounts, Georgia had a wildly successful and smooth election. We finally defeated voting lines and put behind us Fulton County’s now-notorious reputation for disastrous elections. This should be something for Georgians to celebrate, whether their favored presidential candidate won or lost," Raffensperger wrote. "For those wondering, mine lost — my family voted for him, donated to him, and are now being thrown under the bus by him."

A hand-tally audit of the presidential race in Georgia was conducted following Election day, which was required by a new state law. It was found at the time that President-elect Joe Biden's lead over Trump was 12,284 votes. Shortly following the conclusion of the audit, a federal judge rejected the president's campaign efforts to block the certification of Georgia's election finding that it “would breed confusion and potential disenfranchisement.”

Days after that, the Trump campaign requested the recount, which it was in its legal right to do because candidates are allowed the request in Georgia when they are within a .5% margin.

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