Trump ally Geraldo Rivera: The president acting 'like an entitled frat boy' since election loss
"For almost 4 years I’ve supported @realDonaldTrump who was assailed by leftist creeps," Rivera said. "Sadly he lost a bitterly contested election."Since his defeat by more than 7 million votes, Trump has refused to concede and has continued to insist the election was "stolen" from him, even as his dozens of legal challenges are thrown out of court and his purported evidence of widespread fraud crumbles under the slightest scrutiny.
Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are on defense just under one week from a crucial Senate runoff election that will determine who holds Senate power, as the President's public statements and actions in the final days of his administration are looming over close runoff elections in Georgia. © Provided by CNN
Among several false claims about election fraud, President Donald Trump called on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to "resign from office" in a tweet Wednesday morning.
"He is an obstructionist who refuses to admit that we won Georgia, BIG!," Trump falsely claimed in his tweet criticizing the Republican governor.
Trump asks Supreme Court to set aside Wisconsin's election
It's the latest in a string of dozens of challenges by the Republican president and his allies to overturn the Nov. 3 election he lost to Democrat Joe Biden. Trump and his supporters have failed to make headway in the courts. "This Court is likely the only institution of our government capable of credibly resolving the controversy over this election," Trump's legal team told the Supreme Court in its filing. Get daily updates on the Packers during the season. Trump's lawyers asked the nation's highest court to put the case on a fast track so it can be decided before Congress counts electoral votes on Jan.
Neither senator has commented on Trump's call for Kemp to resign, the latest in a string of incendiary comments the President has made that the two senators -- who have staked their elections on tying themselves to Trump -- have been asked about. The issue is the latest example of the President's unpredictable nature upsetting the race in Georgia, a state President-elect Joe Biden carried in the November election.
The senators have also not commented on if they intend to vote to override the President's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act over a provision that would call for renaming bases named for Confederate generals.
Pressed by Fox News on Tuesday, Loeffler would only say "I have been proud to support our men and women in the military," calling the President "a huge champion for our military."
Here are the issues at play in the Georgia Senate runoffs
In the final push before the crucial Georgia U.S. Senate elections, Republicans and Democrats share this closing message: The stakes can't be any higher.Incumbent GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler face respective challenges from Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock. The races will decide which party controls the Senate, and thus, the extent to which Democratic President-elect Joe Biden can enact his legislative priorities.
Both Loeffler and Perdue have attempted to avoid actively rebutting the President's claims, with Loeffler refusing to comment on if she supported Trump's claims of a rigged election during a debate earlier this month, instead telling moderators, when pressed, "it's very clear that there were issues in this election." For his part. Perdue has also refused to condemn the President over baseless conspiracy theories, telling supporters on the campaign trail in Forsyth, Georgia, that if Democrats win in January's runoff contests and "if they get the White House, then the vice president is the tiebreaker," in any Senate deadlocks.
The tightrope both senators are being forced to walk was also on display Tuesday, as both senators announced they'd back Trump's call for $2,000 in direct Covid relief checks, but stopped short of calling for a vote on a comparable bill that passed the House, even as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked an effort to quickly pass the measure by Senate Democrats and signaled his intent to tie relief to "poison pill" proposals repealing Section 230 and forming an election fraud task force.
Ivanka calls Trump 'my warrior' at Senate runoff rally
Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser took to the stage at the GOP rally in Dalton, Georgia, Monday night throwing her support behind the GOP Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. Ivanka, 39, was met with cheers and clapping as she called Trump 'the people's president' and vowed he 'will not stop fighting', before calling Loeffler and Perdue 'two amazing senators'.This came after she posted a beaming selfie of herself on board Air Force One with Trump in the background and urged people to 'get out and vote' - but confused social media users by tagging Meat Loaf in the post.
Trump's call for $2,000 in Covid relief took Republicans by surprise last week when, after a $900 billion Covid relief package with $600 in direct checks passed both the Senate and the House, the President announced in video posted online he would not support the bill headed to his signing desk. Trump ultimately signed the bill while vacationing in Florida on Sunday, after an intense lobbying campaign from Perdue, but has maintained his call for $2,000 checks.
Asked Tuesday, Loeffler told CNN, "I've said I've supported (increased Covid relief), I support it. Look, we have to provide relief to Americans," but offered no insight into whether she'd return to Washington to vote on the issue. Perdue ignored multiple requests for comment about whether he'd call on McConnell to bring a vote to the Senate floor while campaigning across the state Tuesday.
Could Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani face charges of inciting mob violence in Capitol riots? .
Legal experts say President Donald Trump and attorney Rudy Giuliani could face criminal charges for inciting the riots on Capitol Hill.The president's comments came shortly before a pro-Trump mob bashed through barricades, windows and doors, injuring police officers and temporarily occupying the Capitol building in a show of force tied to their anger over false allegations of election fraud.