Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declined to say Sunday whether he would campaign with former President Donald Trump if fellow Republicans choose to hold a rally in his state.
“Fox News Sunday” anchor Shannon Bream cited a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution report that speculated Trump could hold a rally in Georgia this month and asked Kemp if he would attend the event. will
“Would you show up with him at a rally in Georgia?” Brim asked the governor.
“Well, I’m not too worried about what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is speculating about — they’ve been no friends of mine,” Camp replied. “I’m focused on talking to hard-working Georgians, making sure they know I’ll be fighting for them every single day — 40-year high inflation, the disaster at the gas pump, To fight the devastation at the border. And keep our state moving in the right direction.”
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Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp speaks during his primary night election party at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame on May 24, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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“We had the lowest unemployment rate in the history of the state,” he continued. “We’ve had two record years in a row for economic growth. It doesn’t matter what your zip code is, you have an opportunity for economic prosperity. That’s what I’m focused on. I’ve done a lot of things. Can’t control what any newspaper says.”
Brim pressed Camp again, asking, “But if the former president showed up, would you campaign with him? Would you go to a rally? I know you guys have a ‘frenie’ thing going on.” is going on, but will it do any good? Do you or do you think she would mind appearing on stage with him?”
Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp speaks at a re-election rally on September 27, 2022 in Alpharetta, Georgia.
“Well, it’s nothing I can control,” Kemp replied. “I’m focused on what I can control in this race. I’ve asked all Republicans to unite in support of our ticket, and of course I’m doing that, and I believe That he is too. Because he knows, like all other Republicans and people in between, that the focus needs to be on this president and what he’s done that’s hurting hardworking Georgians.”
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“I mean, Joe Biden said he would never raise taxes on working Americans and working Georgians, and now he’s done it, and at a time when we have 40 years of high inflation. If so, they are spending more money,” he added. “That’s what people need to focus on, and not be distracted by the arguments that Stacey Abrams and other Democrats around the country are making, because they don’t want to talk about these issues.”
Former President Donald Trump gestures during a rally on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in Wilmington, NC.