In a move that could hurt the chances of Republicans who hope to keep control of the U.S. Senate, President Donald Trump declared on Twitter that the Georgia Senate runoffs are “illegal and invalid” just days before voters will go to the polls to decide who will represent the Peach State in the upper chamber of Congress.

Trump posted three tweets which suggested that the election process is Georgia is deeply flawed, even though the state is controlled by Republicans:

It almost seems like the president is actively trying to guarantee that the GOP does lose the Senate, Mike Allen of Axios told CNBC:

“There’s a big strain of thought among Republicans that President Trump is sabotaging this race. He’s done so much to be unhelpful to those candidates. [Republicans] say he must be thinking: ‘I want to send a message. If I’m not on the ballot, Republicans are in trouble.’”

Indeed, Trump has been ratcheting up the attacks on Congressional Republicans in recent days, Politico reports:

“On Friday, Trump called the Republican-controlled Senate ‘pathetic’ for failing to deliver on the $2,000 stimulus checks and other demands he wanted to pair with it after the Senate voted to override his veto of the $741 billion defense policy bill.

“’Now they want to give people ravaged by the China Virus $600, rather than the $2000 which they so desperately need,’ Trump tweeted, referring to Senate Republicans. ‘Not fair, or smart!'”

Trump’s steady stream of online trolling of the GOP is taking place as early voting totals exceed 3 million ballots in Georgia, a number which suggests Democratic turnout has surpassed the numbers see in November when the state went for Joe Biden. Prior to 2020, the last Democratic presidential candidate to win the state had been Bill Clinton in 1992.

One Republican strategist summed up the impact of Trump’s attacks on the GOP:

“The president’s continued broadside against Senate Republicans while the majority hangs in the balance is one the most unhelpful things he has done during his presidency.”

Republicans have no one to blame but themselves. They embraced Trump rather than denouncing him and now they have to live with the consequences of their actions and his madness.

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