Former President Donald J. Trump has issued a statement on former U.S. Senator David Perdue’s gubernatorial campaign announcement:
Wow, it looks like highly respected Senator David Perdue will be running against RINO Brian Kemp for Governor of Georgia. David was a great Senator, and he truly loves his State and His Country. This will be very interesting, and I can’t imagine that Brian Kemp, who has hurt election integrity in Georgia so badly, can do well at the ballot box (unless the election is rigged, of course). He cost us two Senate seats and a Presidential victory in the Great State of Georgia.
This statement is completely reckless, as it further takes away from the truth that hundreds of thousands of Republican voters who voted in the general election did not return to the polls for the runoff. In case you need to be reminded of what happened, Trump’s “friends,” including Lin Wood and Sidney Powell, encouraged people not to vote in the runoff. Even Sen. David Perdue stated that the election was lost because people did not come out and vote again.
Further, this statement opens doors to the acceptance of the legitimacy of the nomination of Governor Brian Kemp if he wins the Republican primary. Trump is explicitly stating that the only way Kemp could win is if the election is rigged.