Trump Is Still Attacking Georgia Officials Who Won’t Appease Him In Overturning Election Results

President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House on November 13, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump on Monday night continued attacks against Republican officials in Georgia who have refused to bend under his efforts to undermine the state’s election results, suggesting that the state’s lieutenant governor was a “RINO Never Trumper.”

“Too dumb or corrupt to recognize massive evidence of fraud,” Trump said, pleading with supporters to advocate for Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan’s replacement.

The comments signal Trump’s increasing alienation from those he once considered allies in the Republican Party as he continues to press ahead in pressure campaign to overturn election results in at least three states he lost to President-elect Joe Biden.

Trump predictably attacked Duncan after the GOP official touted the recent presidential election as “fair,” and said that Trump had not won the state.

“As the lieutenant governor and a Georgian, I’m proud that we’re able to look up after three recounts and watch and be able to see that this election was fair,” Duncan said in a CNN interview on Sunday.

Duncan also previously took jabs at Trump’s efforts to remain relevant while playing up false claims of fraud, saying in an interview last week, “I think we hurt the brand of our Republican party, which is certainly bigger than one person long term.”

Trump’s attack on Duncan, follows similar efforts to undermine other Georgia GOP officials involved in securing the state’s election, including Gov. Brian Kemp (R) who Trump has said he is “ashamed” of having formerly endorsed. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) who has also been a target of Trump’s wrath, chastised the President last week for continuing to play up claims of fraud in states “where he obviously lost” while refusing requests from Georgia election officials to condemn the threats of violence on election workers stemming from those claims.

Responding to Trump’s comments early Tuesday, Duncan dismissed the President’s attacks against him, instead urging Trump to “agree” to refocus his efforts on next month’s runoff elections in the state.

“Let’s agree that re-electing @kloeffler & @sendavidperdue should be your top priority,” Duncan said, advising Trump to turn his attention to runoff elections next month that will determine who holds majority in the Senate ahead of undermining state officials within his own party.


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  1. Shut up

  2. Yes…‘I don’t like the results from THAT Republican so get me a more AMENABLE one!’. Meanwhile, England is rolling out the vaccine to keep their people safe. I am longing for January when the adults are in control…

  3. “I think we hurt the brand of our Republican party, which is certainly bigger than one person long term.”

    Trump has put his brand on the Republican party and it won’t go away for a long time. I would say never but never is difficult to predict.

  4. This is the biggest Scam he’s pulled off yet. 2 reasons you know he’s isn’t serious about overturning. 1.He is renovating Mar-a-Lago. Since this is his new residence because he voted there he is expected to live there. 2. Daughter wife Ivanka and her puppet husband just purchased land/home on one of the most exclusive & expensive island off the Florida cost.

    As long as he can keep up the scam publicly his ignorant cult followers will continue to send him their money, despite the fact they can’t afford to. Records have shown that donations are small contributions so the money isn’t coming from wealthy people.

    Trump has raised $495 million in donations since mid-October for an election fund and another one for himself in something called the Save America PAC, according to The Washington Post . The many appeals for money were all based on a series of lies about a fraudulent election that wasn’t a fraud.

    “Trump has discovered that running around claiming the sky is falling is a money-making proposition,” wrote Timothy L. O’Brien in a column at

    Most of the money came from small-dollar donations in response to such emailed pleas as “We cannot afford a Joe Biden presidency. We must FIGHT for the future the American people TRULY support: FOUR MORE YEARS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP,” the Post reported. And, “Will you allow the CORRUPT Democrats to try to steal this Election and impart their RADICAL agenda on our country? Or will you step UP and DEFEND your Country?”

    (Because my MIL is a republican I somehow got on their mailing list via our last names and I get these emails. I just send a laughing gif in response)

    One way to defend the country is to ignore these appeals.

    Fully 75 percent of the donations will go to Save America, which Trump can use as he pleases. Trust a guy who was fined $2 million for illegally using his family foundation? Trust someone who was forced to make a $25 million settlement for duped Trump University students? His business partner paid it.

    And Trump still is raking it in from his campaign and related committees, the Post said Friday. They spent more than $1.1 million at his properties in the final weeks of the campaign and “has converted $6.7 million from his campaign donors into revenue for his businesses since taking office, new campaign finance filings show,” it reported.

    It’s all about the grift!

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