In January of 2021, David Perdue lost his senate seat in a special election. The Georgia Republican is hoping to get back into office by challenging current Governor Brian Kemp.Despite the backing of Donald Trump, it isn’t going well for Perdue as polls show him trailing in the race. Trump attempted to right the ship by appearing at a rally in Georgia on Saturday. The report was not well attended though. On Sunday, the former President felt the need to refute reports that barely anyone showed up.
On Saturday night, Atlanta Journal-Constitution scribe Greg Bluestein tweeted, “I’ve covered more than two dozen Trump rallies around the nation. This is the smallest crowd I’ve seen at a rally of his in Georgia since he won the 2016 election — significantly smaller than the crowd in Perry in September.”
I've covered more than two dozen Trump rallies around the nation. This is the smallest crowd I've seen at a rally of his in Georgia since he won the 2016 election — significantly smaller than the crowd in Perry in September. #gapol https://t.co/cwiGZnqfcl
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) March 26, 2022
Trump must have caught wind of the reports. He released a statement on Sunday that read, “We had a massive crowd last night in Georgia, but as usual, the Fake News Media absolutely refuses to show it. People are estimating 25,000 to 35,000 people.” The missive continued, “Massive crowd last night in Georgia even despite the cold weather, the enthusiasm was unbelievable.”
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