Trump Goes Off On GOP “We Can’t Let It Happen Again”

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A new political ad is coming to TV soon, featuring President Donald J. Trump giving his “complete and total endorsement” to “American First outsider, David Perdue” for Republican Governor of Georgia.

Ashley Oliver reported on the ad for Breitbart News:

Voters across Georgia will see former President Donald Trump on their televisions beginning Tuesday as former Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) airs his first TV ad of the gubernatorial race in the form of a message from the former president.

The 30-second ad, first obtained by Breitbart News, will air on cable and satellite in the Peach State and features Trump reiterating his disapproval of incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and his endorsement of Perdue.

Oliver reported:

“The Democrats walked all over Brian Kemp. He was afraid of Stacey ‘the Hoax’ Abrams. Brian Kemp let us down. We can’t let it happen again,” Trump says in the ad, which the Perdue campaign told Breitbart News it spent six figures to air statewide on Fox News Channel.

In the ad is heard,  “David Perdue, an America First conservative outsider, is the only candidate for governor endorsed by President Donald Trump,” a narrator says.

Trump then concludes the ad by saying, “David Perdue is an outstanding man. He’s tough. He’s smart. He has my complete and total endorsement. Vote for David Perdue.”

Then, flashing on the screen are the words “Stop Stacey, Save Georgia,” the slogan for the campaign tour Perdue plans to begin on Tuesday in Alpharetta and continue throughout the week.

In a complex situation- Perdue could face Democrat challenger Stacey Abrahms, a woman who lost to Perdue’s primary challenger- the formerly endorsed Republican Brian Kemp.

Kemp, appeasing Abrahms, agreed to demands for ballot harvesting in 2019,  leftover from her dispute over losing the GA Governors race to Kemp, which would impact the 2020 Presidential election in a disastrous way.

Trump has not forgotten any of Kemp’s lazy attitude toward letting Abrahms make up what would later be called “Stacey’s law,” a consent decree that was never given to the GA State legislators for agreement or consultation but was signed by Kemp to keep Abrahms happy.

Using the slogan “Stop Stacey, Save Georgia,” Perdue will travel the state, according to Breitbart News, for at least a dozen stops starting this week.

Perdue said in a statement about his return to the campaign trail, “I’m excited to be back on the road talking with Georgia voters about what’s at stake in this election.”

“This race is about putting people ahead of politicians, and that’s exactly what I’ll do as Governor. We’ll leave no stone unturned to share our bold vision to unite Republicans, stop Stacey Abrams, and save Georgia,” he added.

Perdue’s latest ad suggests he plans to heavily tout his support from Trump, who was also a vocal proponent of Perdue during the runoffs. Trump announced his endorsement of Perdue almost immediately after Perdue launched his campaign in December, a surprise to no one after the former president had been relentless in his criticism of Kemp over the 2020 election.

Trump has taken aim at Kemp specifically for complacency with the election process. He blames the governor for a consent decree Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) signed off on in March 2020 that had served as a court settlement between Raffensperger and the Georgia Democrat Party related primarily to signature verification.

Trump has also targeted Kemp for not calling a special session after the November election — but before Perdue’s highly competitive January 5 runoff race — so that the state legislature could choose its own separate set of college electors. Kemp argued at the time that the move would have been unconstitutional and “immediately enjoined by the courts.” Perdue did not display any public objections to Kemp’s handling of Trump’s accusations in the midst of his own race.

If the new ad of Trump attacking Kemp is any indicator, the Republican primary for the governor’s race is gearing up to become a heated battle between Perdue and Kemp. The two are both well-known names in Georgia performing strongly in early polls, although Kemp currently holds a slight edge.

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