President Donald Trump on Saturday night held another massive rally, this time in Perry, Georgia, where he focused on lambasting “Republicans in Name Only” (RINOs) in the Georgia leadership over the 2020 election – but also teased a future new run for the presidency vowing a “glorious victory in 2024.
Attacking the RINOs
More than ten months after the vote last November, before thousands of supporters at the Georgia National Fairgrounds the central part of the state, Trump went after the top three officials of Georgia, all of them Republicans: Governor Brian Kemp, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
He has been holding a giant grudge against the trio since they refused his calls last November to overturn the dubious election results in the state.
Trump told the vast crowd that the 2020 election was “rigged” and thus “stolen”, and that it was “the most corrupt election” in American history.
He also called upon his fans to vote out both Kemp and Raffensperger in the 2022 elections, insisting that Georgians “must replace the RINOs”, the Republicans in Name Only, as well as those “weak Republicans who made it all possible.”
Trump even went so as to suggest that he would have been happier if the Democrat gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams, had beaten Kemp in the Georgia race back in 2018.
“It’s OK with me,” POTUS 45 declared, as he rhetorically asked “Stacey” if she would like to take Kemp’s place.
Even though Trump hasn’t selected a favorite to support in the 2022 Republican primary for Georgia Governor, he appealed directly to former Senator David Perdue to run with a couple of rhetorical questions during his speech.
Trump also went ahead and endorsed Rep. Jody Hice to be the challenger of Georgia’s GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, telling the crowd to “get rid of” him.
He tipped another of his loyalists, state Senator Burt Jones, to succeed Georgia’s Lt. Governor Duncan who isn’t running for reelection.
Earlier this month Donald Trump already endorsed his friend and former NFL superstar Herschel Walker to run for Senator from Florida challenging Raphael Warnock.
At Trump’s rally in Perry on Saturday night, however, he formally introduced him, amid cheers from the crowd and “Run Herschel Run” banners, and Walker gave his first official campaign speech as a candidate for the US Senate.
Honoring the fallen because of Biden
Trump’s Georgia rally was also marked by moving moments in which he paid respects to the 13 US service members who were killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, by an ISIS suicide bomber because of Joe Biden on August 29.
Trump honored their memory by leaving 13 seats empty for them.
He also brought to the stage Lance Corporal Hunter Clark, a Georgia native, who is the US Marine who pulled a baby over the Kabul airport wall in the frantic evacuation in the last days of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Trump rightfully ripped the Biden administration for allowing Afghanistan as well as Central and South American countries to “empty their prisons into our country.”