Trump Campaigns for Perdue, Loeffler at Georgia Rally

Trump Campaigns for Perdue, Loeffler at Georgia Rally
Republican Sen. David Perdue next to President Donald Trump during a rally at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Ga., on Dec. 5, 2020. (ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
Melanie Sun

President Donald Trump has thrown his support behind Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) as both face important runoff races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate.

“At stake in this election is control of the U.S. Senate, and that really means control of this country,” Trump told thousands of supporters gathered at the rally for the two incumbents at the Valdosta Regional Airport in Georgia on Dec. 5.

“If the other side manages to steal both elections, we will have total one-party socialist control and everything you care about will be gone—your whole philosophy is going to be done.

“They want to take away your jobs, take away your borders, take away your freedom, take away your religion, and they even want to take away your beautiful Christmas that we just got back.”

He then challenged the wisdom behind the current Democratic Party’s favorable foreign policy stance toward China, which has been under socialist rule by the unelected Chinese Communist Party for the past 70 years.

“China said ... we will not deal with you unless you get rid of the ‘America First’ policy. And you know what the Democrats said? They said, ‘Yes, we will do that,’” Trump said.

“How do you say that, I mean, how do you say it? ‘We don’t agree with America First, we agree with China. Yes, we will get rid of America First policy.’ I think, David, you don’t like that too much,” the president said, pointing out that over the past four years, Perdue has been “one of the toughest fighters for America First.”

Perdue and Loeffler are battling Democratic Party challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in Jan. 5, 2021, Senate runoff races.

Loeffler said Dec. 5 on Twitter she believes that it’s Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) “top priority” to unseat both her and Perdue to clear the way for a Senate that supports far-left progressive agendas, which Sanders told MSNBC will “have a profound impact on our country.”

“What he means is that it could empower the radical left to raise your taxes, rip away your health care, lock down our economy, and pack the Court,” she said.

Perdue vowed on Twitter that “the road to socialism will NEVER run through Georgia” and called on freedom-loving Americans to support him and Loeffler by voting in the runoff races.

Trump, who spent a fair portion of his speech talking about what he said is now “overwhelming” evidence of voter fraud, told attendees and those watching the rally at home not to let “Silicon Valley censors” and “the corrupt Democrat political machine” and their partners steal the runoff elections.

He urged Georgia patriots to “go out and vote.”

“We have more light shining here because of what happened [in the presidential race]. And because of the fact it’s pinpointed, the answer to the Democrat fraud is not to stay at home,” the president said.

“Whatever you do, I need each of you—every one of you, your friends, your family—to go and vote.”

He also called for every signature to be checked, as he has repeatedly requested for the presidential election. A state elections official confirmed on Dec. 2 that 1 million mail-in ballots have already been requested for the runoffs.

“I used to say, without borders, we don’t have a country. I could say also, without an honest voting system, without an electoral process that works and is honest and fair, we don’t have a country either,” Trump said.

“You must vote for David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, go out and vote. With your help, we are going to continue our mission to save America.”

Georgia on Dec. 7 will be in the national spotlight again, when a judge set a hearing on the GOP’s request to inspect the state’s Dominion voting machines, which election officials say are due for testing before they are used again in the January runoffs.

The case (1:20-cv-04809), filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, is being heard by George W. Bush appointee Judge Timothy Batten Sr.
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