After weeks of refusing to answer questions from reporters, President Donald Trump finally interacted with members of the news media on Thanksgiving Day, and what he had to say could spell big trouble for Senate Republicans who are hoping to win the two Georgia Senate seats in a runoff election on January 5 of next year.
The president was asked by a reporter:
“If you don’t think the presidential election was legitimate if you think that it was stolen, what confidence do you expect voters to have when they go to the polls to vote for say (Georgia senators) Kelly Loeffler or (David) Purdue?”
Trump’s reply must have had Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pulling his hair out by the roots:
“Well, I told him today I think you’re dealing with a very fraudulent system. I’m very worried about that. They are tremendous people. Kelly Loeffler, David Perdue are tremendous people. They should be in the senate, but I told him today, I said listen, you have a fraudulent system. You have a system where the flick of a switch or the putting in of a new chip can change the course of history. And you have to be very careful.”
He then added:
“I read this morning where Stacey Abrams has 850,000 ballots accumulated. That’s called harvesting. You’re not allowed to harvest, but I understand the secretary of state who was really — he’s an enemy of the people. The secretary of state and whether he’s a Republican are not.”
Trump tells Republicans that the Georgia election process is rigged, so they shouldn’t bother to show up and vote in the Senate runoff elections. pic.twitter.com/CvhGQjErGr
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 26, 2020
The sound you hear in the background is Loeffler and Perdue screaming at the top of their lungs in frustration as they watch their chances of being reelected slip away with every utterance from the outgoing, impeached president.
If Democrats get close to the same turnout they did in the November balloting, the two Georgia Republican senators are history. Especially since they’re having to battle not only their opponents, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, but also the head of their own party.
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