Despite the fact that he lost the 2020 election, Donald Trump is doing everything he can to have the results overturned. The president has suffered loss after loss in multiple state courts. And now Trump is turning on multiple GOP lawmakers who have supported him in the past.
The president is especially upset with Republicans in the state of Georgia. This includes Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Trump feels they haven’t done enough to help him win the state. When asked about the president turning on Republicans, Keisha Lance Bottoms said that Trump would “eat his own children” if it benefited him.
The Atlanta Mayor made the comments during an appearance on Anderson Cooper’s show. She told the CNN host, “This has been a fascinating year, especially if you watch politics. To even see the Republican president turn on the Republican secretary of state [of Georgia], whom he’s endorsed, and if you watch his Twitter feed.”
Cooper jumped in, “He’ll turn on anybody if the situation warrants it, it seems.”
"He will eat his own children, I'm sure, if he found it prudent," says Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of President Trump turning on members of the GOP that don't support his agenda.
"He's now picking a fight with Brian Kemp… the Governor who he was closely allied with." pic.twitter.com/uwBwVuvajt
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) November 19, 2020
“He will eat his own children, I’m sure, if he found it prudent. But he’s now picking a fight with Brian Kemp, also the governor, who he was closely allied with. And so it’s my hope that even if people did not vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris that they will be so disappointed and disgusted by this behavior. If you look at the transition, the lack of transition that’s happening, you look at our COVID numbers that are rising in this state and across the country, there’s so many reasons not to be supportive of Donald Trump at this point and any candidates who are aligned with him.”
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