PRESIDENT Trump threatened he’s going to campaign against Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp for not overturning the state’s election results in his favor – and put pressure on Mike Pence to “come through” on Wednesday when he certifies the Electoral votes.
“I’m going to be here in a year and a half and I’m going to be campaigning against your governor and your crazy secretary of state, I guarantee you,” Trump said to cheers from the crowd at the campaign event for Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.
Trump said he would run against Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp in 2022Credit: Youtube
Trump called Kemp a Republican in name onlyCredit: AP:Associated Press
Trump also said he hoped Pence “comes through” for him in his certification of the Electoral College Credit: Getty Images – Getty
“I had two elections. I won both of them,” he falsely asserted. “The second one much more successful than the first.”
Trump was in Dalton on Monday night campaigning for Loeffler and Perdue ahead of their Tuesday run-off election against Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff respectively.
After starting his speech saying the presidential election was “rigged” and “there’s no way we lost,” he also turned to Vice President Mike Pence as being a beacon of hope that would overturn his election loss.
“And I hope Mike Pence comes through for us. I have to tell you. I hope that our great vice president comes through for us,” Trump said.
The crowd cheered when Trump said he would run in 2022Credit: EPA
Trump starts his Georgia rally by saying his own election was “rigged” Credit: EPA
“He is a great guy,” the president continued. “Of course, if he doesn’t come through, I won’t like him quite as much.”
Pence’s role on Wednesday is mostly ceremonial and has no bearing on the actual certification of the election results.
Trump started his long-winded speech slamming what he described as the “rigged” November election and said “there’s no way we lost Georgia, there’s no way.”
Later in his thumping speech, Trump said he would campaign against the Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
“Your governor and your secretary of state are petrified of Stacey Abram,” Trump said while referring to them as Republicans in Name Only.
“What they’ve done to your state, these two people,” Trump continued, “they say they’re Republicans, I really don’t think so.”
Trump joked to the crowd he shouldn’t be telling them he would run against KempCredit: EPA
Trump spoke about his own election for most of his speech instead of Perdue or LoefflerCredit: EPA
Trump is in Georgia campaigning for GOP Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in their races against Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff respectivelyCredit: Reuters
Trump continued saying he would challenge Kemp in two years, saying he shouldn’t make his plans so public.
“I shouldn’t say this, I shouldn’t say this because I just don’t want you to tell anybody outside of this room, other than the millions of people watching,” he joked to the crowd.
His pledge came after a secret recording on Sunday showed Trump trying to convince Kemp and Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to declare him the winner in the state over President-elect Joe Biden.
Warning of a Democratic victory in the Senate run-offs, Trump also warned that the “radical socialist” party would put “MS13 gang members straight into schools.”
“If the liberal Democrats take the Senate and the White House — and they’re not taking this White House,” Trump said. “We’re going to fight like hell, I’ll tell you right now.”
The race will determine which party gets control of the SenateCredit: AFP or licensors
Trump’s rally comes hours after Biden’s rally in Georgia for Warnock and OssoffCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Trump also blasted the Supreme Court for not overturning the election in his favor.
“The supreme court has let us down,” Trump said before ominously adding “So far. Who knows. Maybe they’ll come back.”
“I’m not happy with the Supreme Court, they’re not stepping up to the plate,” the president said. “If you’re president and you get defrauded out of an election, you get to file suit.”
SCOTUS has three far-right justices appointed by Trump himself, and the president said the court might regret their lack of decision in his favor if Democrats added more justices.
Perhaps understanding his role as a campaigner for Perdue and Loeffler, Trump doubled down on his own rigged election rhetoric.
“I don’t do rallies for other people. I do them for me,” he said while blasting Kemp and Raffensperger for not “finding” 11,780 votes.
Trump continued this rhetoric during the rally, falsely claiming “they threw military ballots with my name on it into the river.”
The president, who still has yet to concede following false promises of conceding after the election and then after the electoral college vote, said “I don’t concede,” and added “I think we’re going to win.”
“I think I’m going to win them all,” he said while referring to the eight close states he lost in November.