ATLANTA – Former President Donald Trump will host what he called a “Rally Save America” in Perry, Georgia, on Saturday.
The event will be his first in the state since January when he campaigned for Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue ahead of their second round. Both lost their races to their Democratic challengers.
“Trump is going to say, you know, ‘You should miss me because I had no inflation. We were energy independent.’ He’s going to do it later – he fights crime and so, I think you’ll see a contrast that, “Hey, I did it better and Biden is not doing anything, and the Democrats in Georgia are just following Biden,” he said. explained Phil Kent, Republican panelist on The Georgia Gang.
Ahead of Trump’s visit, Georgia Democrats held a press conference condemning his continuing allegations of electoral fraud in 2020.
“We must continue to reject Trump and the Republican divide, lies and toxic rhetoric,” State Representative Miriam Paris D-Macon said.
Many Republican candidates will join the former president for the event, including Herschel Walker, candidate for the United States Senate, Jody Hice and Burt Jones, candidate for lieutenant governor in 2022.
Kent said President Trump’s endorsement carried weight in Georgia.
“He’s still a popular figure on the Republican base if you look at the polls,” Kent said.
Although the names the former president doesn’t say on stage can be an even more interesting story. Earlier this year, Trump vowed to campaign against Governor Brian Kemp, R-Georgia, in 2022.
“I’ve been to some events with Donald Trump, Jr. and he’s carefully avoided mentioning Gov. Brian Kemp. Now what’s going to happen with his dad we don’t know,” Kent said. “But I think they might be looking for a candidate for Governor Kemp’s primary to primary, but it wouldn’t be beyond political belief if there wasn’t a candidate and Donald Trump and Brian Kemp have some kind of alliance Next year. ”
Democrats, however, have said they don’t believe President Trump’s endorsement will help GOP candidates win in 2022.
“It’s all these other candidates that we see going up and down the Republican ticket doing their best to do whatever they need to do to try and get Trump’s blessing and what’s so fascinating about it, c ‘is that we know the Georgians rejected Trump, ”said State Representative Teri Anulewicz, D-Smyrna.
The rally starts Saturday at 7 p.m.
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