WATCH: GA. Lt. Gov. Says Trump Handed Dems. Playbook to Win Senate on Saturday
For the last 5 years, Donald Trump has been the standard bearer of the Republican party. At times, that was very beneficial for the GOP, especially during the 2016 election. But as time goes on, Trump is becoming more of a problem for his adopted party.
On Saturday night, Trump held a rally for Republican senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. The president, though, barely talked about the candidates, preferring to just list out his own grievances. During a recent appearance on CNN, Georgia’s Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said the president’s rally was a negative for Republicans. In fact, said Duncan, Trump gave Democrats a playbook to take back control of the senate.
CNN host Jake Tapper said to Duncan, “The president at a rally in Georgia last night insists he won your state, which is not true. He attacked your governor and attacked the Republican Secretary of State, going after [Brad] Raffensperger, a friend of yours. He called the election rigged. Set the record state if you would.”
“The first part was very encouraging to listen to the president champion the conservative strategies of Senators Loeffler and Perdue and the importance for them being re-elected and the second message was concerning to me,” Duncan replied. “I worry that this continues fanning of the flames around misinformation puts us in a negative position with regard to the January 5th runoff.”
The lieutenant governor continued, “You know, the mountains of misinformation are not helping the process but only hurting it. I worry we are handing off a playbook to the Democrats for January 5th and I certainly can’t think of a worse playbook to handoff over the last four or five weeks to the Democrats.”