Trump disparaged Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and called Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan “terrible.” But he reserved his harshest attack for Gov. Brian Kemp, repeatedly saying that he would have rather seen Democrat Stacey Abrams win in 2018.
“Stacey, would you like to take his place?” the former president said. “It’s OK with me.”…
Though Trump didn’t promote any rival to Kemp, he made clear he was still searching for an alternative, at one point asking former U.S. Sen. David Perdue if he would run. Trump also made clear that he would continue to campaign against the incumbent Republican — even if it meant an Abrams victory.
“Of course, having her, I think, might be better than having your existing governor, if you want to know the truth,” Trump said of Abrams. “Might very well be better.”