(ConservativeSense.com) – Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp says he will not run for President and called the current race for the White House “stagnant.” In an interview with CNN’s Kaitlin Collins, the Governor appeared to endorse Ron DeSantis and delivered a jab at Donald Trump, whom he says is living in the past. He said the DeSantis campaign is “doing a lot of really good things, a lot of good things on the ground. And they’re in it for the long haul.”
When questioned on his view of Donald Trump, he said the former President is likely to win Georgia if he takes the Republican nomination because Biden is such a “bad President,” but he lashed out at the former President, saying the American people need someone who is looking to the future and not dwelling on the past. Referring to Trump’s claim that the 2020 election was stolen, Kemp said, “I mean, for goodness sakes, it was two and a half, three years ago now.”
The relationship between Kemp and Trump is strained, particularly in light of the events surrounding the 2020 election result. The former President pressured Kemp to refuse to accept the Peach State result and call a special session to overturn it. Kemp declined, and since then, Trump has criticized him as a “disaster” and even endorsed his Democratic opponent, Stacey Abrams, in the midterm elections late last year.
Governor Kemp told Kaitlin Collins that he takes the current polls with a grain of salt, perhaps intending to put a poor spin on Mr. Trump’s commanding lead. The former President is ahead by double-digit percentages in most polls, and Republicans in DeSantis’ home state were asked to name their preference at a recent Turning Point conference in West Palm Beach.
Trump took to his Truth Social media account to celebrate the result, which placed him at a staggering 85.7%, while DeSantis was in third place at just 4.3%. Michigan businessman Perry Johnson was in second place at 8%, Vivek Ramaswamy got 2%, and all other candidates received 0%.
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