(RoyalPatriot.com )- Former President Donald Trump is so wholeheartedly against Georgia Governor Brian Kemp that he suggested his supporters end up boycotting the midterm elections if the incumbent ends up winning the GOP primary race.
While speaking at a rally in Georgia over the weekend, Trump made his thoughts on the matter known. The former president has thrown his support behind David Perdue, the former Republican senator from Georgia who is looking to unseat Kemp.
Trump has been very outspoken against Kemp, partly because the governor refused to investigate the presidential election results from 2020 in his state. A new book has also revealed that Trump was upset when Kemp chose Kelly Loeffler as a replacement for a vacant seat on the U.S. Senate without first conferring with him on the matter.
At the rally this weekend, Trump said:
“David Perdue, who is a wonderful man, and incredible family, and who really got screwed by Kemp, is the only candidate in this race who can beat Stacey ‘the hoax’ Abrams this November. And you know the reason for that is because Trump voters — MAGA — Trump voters will not go out and vote for Kemp.
“If Brian Kemp in re-nominated, he will go down in flames at the ballot box.”
Perdue is a former member of the U.S. Senate who lost to Democrat Jon Ossoff in a runoff election in January 2021. That loss, coupled with Loeffler’s to Raphael Warnock in the same runoff election, handed control of the Senate to Democrats.
He is now a staunch ally of Trump’s, saying repeatedly that he also believes the 2020 presidential election had many cases of voter fraud that resulted in it being stolen for Democrats.
Perdue, who served just one term in the Senate, also said at the rally:
“In the state of Georgia, thanks to Brian Kemp, in 2020, our elections were absolutely stolen.”
If he were to be elected as governor, Perdue said he’d make sure “whoever was responsible goes to jail.”
Following the 2020 election, Trump called for Kemp to resign for not backing his claims of election fraud. He even went as far as to call him an “obstructionist.”
For his part, Kemp has remained out of the back-and-forth attacks on Trump and his opponents in the upcoming Republican primary. Cody Hall, a spokesperson for the governor, said Kemp is “focused on making sure [Democratic gubernatorial candidate] Stacey Abrams is never our governor or the next president.”
Abrams is the likely Democratic nominee for governor. She lost to Kemp in the last gubernatorial election in Georgia. After that, she established quite a national following for her role in getting out the vote for Democrats.
While Trump’s message at the rally was quite direct, it was apparently given to a rather small crowd compared to some he’s had in the past.
Greg Bluestein, who works at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a political reporter, tweeted over the weekend:
“I’ve covered more than two dozen Trump rallies around the nation. This is the smallest crowd I’ve seen at a rally of his in Georgia since he won the 2016 election — significantly smaller than the crowd in Perry in September.”