Lord Damp Nut’s
golf outing, er, campaign stop in Georgeduh later today is going to be the stuff of legends, you know, as he throws cinder blocks off of overpasses, er, mends fences and works selflessly to help day trading grifters, er, Senators Perdue and Loeffler.
(CNN)President Donald Trump heads to Georgia on Saturday to campaign for two Republican senators one month ahead of a critical runoff that will determine which party controls the Senate. But Trump’s visit comes as he has spent the last several weeks consumed by his own election loss while attacking party officials in the state, casting doubt on its voting process and questioning one of the lawmakers he’s urging voters to elect.
“According to two sources, during a recent phone call Trump blasted Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp as a “moron” and “nut job” and asked why Sen. Kelly Loeffler did not secure a majority of votes on Election Day, placing her in a runoff against the Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock. Last December, Trump had lobbied Kemp to fill the seat vacated by Johnny Isakson with Doug Collins, not Loeffler, but Kemp appointed Loeffler anyway — a factor Trump has harped on in recent days…
“…But Trump’s impending campaign rally in Georgia has some Republicans on edge, concerned Trump could depress turnout among his base if he continues to rail against Georgia’s election system and launches more attacks against Kemp.
“It’s not helpful if he goes down there and attacks the governor for an hour and a half. But really, what needs to happen is he needs to say a couple things — the right things — that will be loaded into a teleprompter and that we can cut up and use for TV,” a Trump adviser said. “If he says the few things that we need him to say, it’ll be helpful.”
UPDATE 1: The WaPo reports
“President Trump called Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) on Saturday morning to urge him to persuade the state legislature to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state and asked the governor to order an audit of absentee ballot signatures, the latest brazen effort by the president to interfere in the 2020 election.
“Hours before he is scheduled to hold a rally in Georgia on behalf of the state’s two GOP senators, Trump pressed Kemp to call a special session of the state legislature to get lawmakers to override the results and appoint electors that would back him… He also asked the governor to demand an audit of signatures on mail ballots, something Kemp has previously noted he has no power to do.
“Kemp declined the entreaty from Trump.”