Even though he lost in the 2020 election, Donald Trump wants to stay involved in the Republican party. He doesn’t really care about the future of the GOP, he mainly just liked the attention. Trump also loves going to rallies and basking in the adulation of his supporters.
The Georgia special election was the first chance to see how much the former president’s endorsement means for candidates. Although he rallied for David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, he mostly talked about how he got cheated. It certainly backfired as Republican turnout was down and Democratic turnout was close to the presidential election level. During his show on Wednesday, Stuart Varney blamed Trump for the Georgia loss.
The Fox Business host made the comments while speaking with Trump spokesperson Tim Murtaugh. He asked, “President Trump came out and campaigned for both Republican candidates in Georgia but Democrats got more people to come out and vote in yesterday’s election. Tim Murtaugh joins us, Trump Communications Director. Tim, that looks to me like the president hurt the Republican turnout in yesterday’s Georgia election. What say you?”
Murtaugh hemmed and hawed, giving inaccurate depictions of the race and Trump’s involvement.
Varney pressed, “I do apologize for interrupting. But look, I’ve heard this before. And you had somebody in the Trump campaign going out and saying don’t vote.”
Watch a clip of the interview below, courtesy of the Fox Business network:
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