Kemp’s Trump Problem Drags On
The nasty GOP primary in Georgia may be over, but Brian Kemp’s problems with Donald Trump are here to stay. Kemp is reportedly desperate to broker a “truce” between himself and Trump, but the former president is making clear he wants no part in it.
Most recently, Trump has been implying that Kemp rigged the Republican primary election, telling his supporters “something stinks in Georgia.” Republicans even admitted there’s no sign of Trump reconciling with Kemp — especially after Mike Pence campaigned for him, further driving a wedge in the GOP.
Kemp’s ongoing Trump problem is making his task of consolidating Republican support even more difficult. Immediately following the primary Republicans across Georgia said, “I don’t think I can vote for Brian Kemp.”
And as Trump refuses to come to Kemp’s aid, Kemp is going to have to spend more time, energy, and money just to court Trump voters and his base, even when it puts him out of touch with the rest of Georgia.
“Brian Kemp is publicly begging for a so-called truce, but his problems with Trump are not going away anytime soon,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton. “While Kemp continues to run to the far-right to pander for Trump’s support, he’ll only further isolate himself from the rest of Georgia. Meanwhile, Stacey Abrams continues to unify Georgians behind her vision to uplift every person in every corner of the state.”