Donald Trump asked Georgia’s governor to ‘overturn Biden’s victory in the state’

United States President Donald J. Trump and First lady Melania Trump depart the White House

Before the devil went down to Georgia, he first called up the governor of Georgia to see if Brian Kemp would help him ratf–k an already-certified and completed election. Donald Trump was scheduled to make an appearance last night in Georgia to get out the vote for the two Republican senators facing a special election in January. Trump ended up showing up, and we’ll talk more about that in a second, but before he boarded Air Force One, Trump called up Gov. Kemp. This whole thing is a criminal act:

President Trump called Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) on Saturday morning to urge him to persuade the state legislature to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state and asked the governor to order an audit of absentee ballot signatures, the latest brazen effort by the president to interfere in the 2020 election.

Hours before he was scheduled to hold a rally in Georgia on behalf of the state’s two GOP senators, Trump pressed Kemp to call a special session of the state legislature to get lawmakers to override the results and appoint electors that would back him, according to a person familiar with the conversation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the private call. He also asked the governor to demand an audit of signatures on mail ballots, something Kemp has previously noted he has no power to do.

Kemp declined the entreaty from Trump, according to the person. The governor later referenced his conversation with Trump in a midday tweet, noting that he told the president that he’d already publicly advocated for a signature audit.

The latest example of Trump’s extraordinary personal effort to overturn Biden’s win comes as his legal team has met with resounding failure in its attempts to use the courts to upend the election. On Friday, the president and his allies suffered legal defeats in six states. Trump’s attempts to pressure Kemp come amid high political stakes in Georgia, where both Republican Senate incumbents face runoff elections in January that could determine which party controls the upper chamber.

[From WaPo]

“Trump’s attempts to pressure Kemp…” These euphemisms, I can’t. The devil named Trump wasn’t “attempting to pressure Kemp,” he was actively committing crimes. Sure, they were just “attempts” to subvert democracy and blatantly disenfranchise millions of voters. But attempted crimes are still f–king crimes. Attempted murder, attempted blackmail, attempted arson… all crimes.

As for Trump’s appearance in Georgia last night – I only caught Aaron Rupar’s video clips, but Trump seemed completely deranged, veering between delusion, denial and depression, sometimes all in the same sentence. He ranted and raved and lied and obfuscated. The only funny thing is that he’s too much of a narcissist to really even mention the two Republicans he was supposed to be there to support. He’s such a f–king baby and this is so disgusting.

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  1. Esmom says:

    I don’t know what to say about this clown show anymore, except that I’m glad he’s possibly — inadvertently or deliberately — sabotaging Loeffler and Perdue.

    From what I can gather, the MAGAs still think the SCOTUS is somehow going to hand him the election. At this point I feel like there’s no way that can possibly happen…but with Trump you just never know.

    My insomnia is worse than it was before the election, because now it feels like Trump may never go away from the public consciousness, even with a decisive Biden victory. It’s exhausting.

    • Seraphina says:

      @Esmom, I agree with you 100% – but I think he’s too dimwitted to sabotage the election this is him – in all his glory. I hope Georgia goes blue and I will pray it does because we need normalcy. As for SCOTUS, I think, that those judged understand there will be rioting in the streets with one takes in account 1. the electoral count, 2. the popular vote and 3. the lower courts. While I was annoyed they are appointed for life, I now understand that they are secure in their job and don’t have to play party games. But in this era one never knows.
      And I am really tired of his red, white and blue color schemes, We aren’t stupid – it does not make him a patriot or more American. He is in fact, becoming this nation’s demise.

      • CityGirl says:

        @ Seraphina – I feel you completely on the red white and blue color schemes…it’s even worse for me in that I now associate the American flag with trump and being a trumper. I mean WTF? I hope one day soon to have pride in being an American again, but frankly I will happily settle for no longer needing anti-anxiety meds. Until such time as Biden is sworn in, I am still holding my breathe. Deperate people do desperate things….

      • dahlia6 says:

        Its gotten to the point where I flinch as much seeing the American flag as I do seeing the Confederate one.

      • elle says:

        @dahlia6 – same. It’s become a symbol of ignorance to me.

    • Darla says:

      I understand how you feel, but I do believe that regardless of what he’s planning, he’s going to be derailed. He’ll be too busy with legal troubles to make as much trouble as he’d like. I hope I’m right, but what I expect is that the GOP will begin to turn on him. They can’t do it openly right now. But he will be undermined behind the scenes, because they don’t want him in 24. They want someone just as cruel, don’t get me wrong, but they want to say goodbye to Trump. I don’t think when all is said and done he’ll have the power he is trying to grab.

      • Noodle says:

        @darla, I will say I admire these governors and SOSs who are standing up to him and telling him no. I know they will likely face punishment from Trump supporters, but it takes courage to tell the President to step off.

    • Izzy says:

      Not only that, but a lot of them seem to believe that BIDEN has committed crimes and will be going to prison. I can’t with these people.

  2. equality says:

    Somebody needs to get him a calculator. Even with the 16 Georgia votes, Trump wouldn’t have enough to win and Biden would still have over 270. Let them do it and then somebody needs to bring charges against them.

    • Ellie says:

      As someone who lives in Georgia and has watched so many people who don’t normally vote finally get out and vote blue because they hate this man so much, and THEN watch our tax dollars wasted for them to count our votes three times, I don’t think our state’s residents would take that well AT ALL. Even if it were for the greater good for charging him with a crime.

    • hindulovegod says:

      DOJ could bring charges now. It’s sedition. We can start with the nutjobs who brought guns into the statehouses.

    • ThatsNotOkay says:

      I think he knows he’s lost, but he doesn’t want Biden to have such a decisive victory and to get more electors than Trump did. Trump only got 304 electors in 2016 because two voted for someone else. Biden is slated to get 306, and it will kill Trump if all the electors vote as they should. That’s yet another reason the electors should vote for Biden— to secure Trump’s “untimely, unfortunate,” permanent shuffling off the mortal coil.

      • CityGirl says:

        !00% – this was said this morning on George Stephanopoulis – While i believe he is that petty and that narcisistic, I still find myself holding my breathe. I am driving my damn self batshit crazy

  3. Lexilla says:

    And I see only a sprinkling of masks behind him. I have no words.

    • AnnaKist says:

      That’s to be expected. If those people even had one brain they could all share, they wouldn’t be trump groupies. It’s like not one of those people has cottoned on: “Hey, wait a minute. Something’s not adding up here. How can there be two winners in a two-horse race?”

      But, no. They’ll think how he tells them to think. He’s told them COVID is nothing to worry about, because after, ‘I had it and I was better in less than 48 hours.” Meanwhile, thousands are dying daily, some using their last breath to again say they do not have COVID. He couldn’t care less about his country and cares even less about his people. As long as he’s got whatever he wants, whenever, however, all 8s good.

  4. Zen says:

    Well this rally looks like another super spreader event. I count only 3 people behind him wearing masks.

  5. NomNom says:

    I don’t think his interest lies in serving a second term. I think all of this gong show shit has to do with the Trump family grift. Keep the donations coming so Ivanka has more money to steal. Pay attention to me being a buffoon in Georgia and NEVERMIND what The Boy (Kushner) is doing in the middle east.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Ding ding ding! He has pulled in 200 MILLION dollars to “fight the election results.” Translation 200 million in pin money to pay back his loans and keep up appearances in his post presidential life. He is supremely selfish and has no problem taking down the GOP and setting fires all over DC to get what he wants. I cannot wait until Jan 21 when he is not the story anymore. He will always try to suck the oxygen out of the room, but he just won’t have the press pool following him around anymore.

      • Lorelei says:

        Under most circumstances I would have sympathy for people stupid enough to throw their money away like this; he is so clearly just going to pocket it and take off. But the hatred his supporters have make it impossible for me to do anything but cackle when they’re swindled out of money like this.

        As for him not being the story anymore, I sincerely hope that our media does the right thing, but I’m afraid they’ve become addicted to The Trump Show and the ratings it brings in. He should be essentially ignored after Inauguration Day, but I don’t yet have faith that it will actually happen. Fingers crossed that I’m wrong.

    • NomNom —- I second the “ding ding ding” of the bell on your comment. It’s a winner. Several psychologists and psychiatrists have written recently that Trump’s hyper narcissism will NEVER allow him to admit loss, “not even when it brings harm to him, his family or others.” There’s also, the other reasons he’s behaving this way: he thrives on creating chaos and dissention (it’s the air he breaths to survive), he is deflecting attention from the upcoming lawsuits and court filings, he is grafting as much money as he can while he can to use for everything BUT what he says he’s going to use it for. Superspreading COVID – who cares! Threatening the democratic process — who cares! Putting those who stand up to him and those citizens who volunteered to man the poles LIVES AT RISK with threats — who cares! This isn’t about votes, or being a president, or fighting for democracy…this is Trump going out with the biggest, nastiest F*** Y** to the American people and the Constitution he swore to honor. I truly believe he rubs his tiny little hands with glee every night for what he is able to ruin, dismantle, and harm between now and Jan 20 when it will not be “will he leave”, but how he’ll leave. My bet is that on Jan 20th he will hold a super spreader MEGA rally and push it out there via FACEBOOK (whose CEO is really encouraging him). He is not going away, but thank God he will not be President. I so hope to God, that bitch Karma and her puppies comes for him and everyone in power who — with their deliberate silence — are allowing him to get away with this.

    • Nic919 says:

      This is definitely about the grift because once he says it’s over he can’t raise anymore “campaign 2020” money that he can pocket.

      He is going to stretch this until he can start up his 2024 grift campaign.

      The scary part though is that intimidating Kemp like this is a crime and it shouldn’t be treated as a joke. Sure Kemp is ignoring him and is shady himself but what about the next time when a smarter GOP does this?

      He’s a danger to the democracy and should be in prison.

    • SamC says:

      100% agree….they keep donating and heck, let all the MAGA’s go broke supporting his “legal” fund…eyeroll!

  6. FancyPants says:

    He needs both of them to lose so he can say “I told you it was rigged!.” It will be unbearable narcissistic injury for him if he’s the only one who loses in Georgia.

    • lanne says:

      True that. It’s the perfect gift from trump to the Republican Party and to the us. Heck, I might even put fourteen cents in a collection plate for him, after I dig those pennies off the dirty floor of my car. We get our democratic majority in the senate and trump can sit in front of his tv raving over his McDonald’s until he croaks. Honestly the best punishment we can give him is to completely ignore him. Putting him on trial gives him the attention he craves, and negative attention is better than none. Maybe the thing to do is to put his vile spawn on trial, all of his allies. But ignore him completely. Dude will have a stroke.

      • Lady D says:

        You still have pennies? Canada decided to get rid of them in 2013. Since then, everything gets rounded up or down to the nearest nickel. For some reason, I thought the States had done the same thing.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Lady D that’s so funny — just yesterday my son needed a penny for some school project, and I was like… “Do I even have any?” I was about to go look on the floor of the car because it’s not as if I carry change around in my wallet anymore! He found one somewhere but we should really follow Canada’s lead imo.

      • Swack says:

        @lady d – they would have to redo all the math books that have pennies in them to count. But I agree.

      • Lucky Charm says:

        But if we get rid of our pennies, how then would we be able to put in our .02 cents?! I always like to give my opinion. 😉

      • FancyPants says:

        It’s funny how we say we’ll put it our two cents but we only offer other people a penny for their thoughts…

  7. KBeth says:

    Trump family grows more pathetic & desperate by the day…

  8. STRIPE says:

    I’m loving watching the GOP squirm.

    Trump is the scorpion from the scorpion and the frog fable. They knew he was and they let him come to power anyway. Well, now he’s stinging them as they try to cross the river.

  9. AnnaKist says:

    I was waiting patiently all day to see if you’d cover this. We only got to see about 60 seconds of his carry-on, and that was mostly about him winning and Florida something something and we won… He’s delusional alright, but is he so far gone that he truly believes the garbage that spews out of his own mouth? Those lawyers of his are probably laughing themselves silly thinking about their future bank balance.

    What do you all think will happen on 20th January, or before? Will he slither away quietly, never to be seen or heard again? Or will he try to cause more strife? Are we likely to see great, Bigly Toddler tears at inauguration time? Will he attend, or watch it from his Bigly-arse recliner chair? What of Mel, is she sticking around? She seems to run hot and cold with him.

    • Darla says:

      Melania is staying, she’s as rotten as he is.

      Oh we will hear from him, lol. He is incapable of shutting up. I don’t believe he’ll be at the inauguration but he will attempt to upstage it, probably from Maralargo. But I think he’ll peter out over time only because he has huge legal problems and so do his children, and the GOP are just waiting for the chance to take him out, silently. No fingerprints.

    • booboocita says:

      The WaPo reported that Melania has been scouting private prep schools in the Miami-Dade area, and that she’s also looking for suitable properties for her parents. So even if Cheeto remains in denial, the whole rotten kit and caboodle will be shuffling off to Mar-a-Lago in January if not sooner.

    • Jaded says:

      Rumour has it he’s going to hold a big rally in Florida on the day of the inauguration to steal thunder from Biden. Fine Bigly, hold another super-spreader event and infect all the neck-beards and Karens. I don’t wish Covid on anyone but I have to confess I wouldn’t feel the least bit sorry if they got sick.

      Darla is right, as interest fades and legal woes mount up the whole family will become “untouchables”. Too many important people have a ton of tea on The Donald that they are itching to spill as soon as he’s legally out of office. As for Melania, she sold her soul to the devil for a big paycheque so she ain’t going anywhere unless he goes to jail.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        He can hold a rally on the day of Biden’s inauguration all he wants – the attention will still be on Joe as the press will now give the new President their undivided attention. The will ignore him the sec he is no longer President and that will drive him deeper over the edge – loosing the press attention will burn more than losing the Presidency.

  10. aquarius64 says:

    Well the Devil has gone down to Georgia.

    This clown is the Get Out the Vote drive…for GA Democrats. Trump has ginned up his ride or dies to the point election workers and officials are getting death threats. As for the national GOP sitting by I think Trump has dirt on them to keep them in line. It would be karma that 2 Democrat senators go to Washington, Chuck Schumer becomes Majority Leader (demoting McConnell) and VP to be Harris becomes President of the Senate, being the tie breaking vote.

    Karma has come to the GOP. You deal with vice you pay the price. The 80 million plus people who voted to fire him (disclosure me too) made the right call.

  11. Midnight@theOasis says:

    “I believe he’s God’s anointed, that God chose him to fix our country.”

    How do you even begin to deprogram that kind of cult mind set? And there are over 70 million who believe and support Trump. The man continues to commit sedition and treason and nothing is done. There was a retired general who said that what Trump is doing is deliberately destabilizing the U.S. Trump’s tactics have been used in other countries to destabilize and seize power.

  12. Leah says:

    I am just hoping what he did works against those two candidates and after Jan 20th charges are brought against him for his interference.

    He thinks he can get away with everything because he’s gotten away with everything. Time is running out baby hands.

  13. Rapunzel says:

    If they lose the Senate, the GOP’s gloves will come off. Which will be beautiful, because it will turn his base against them. Split that right wing vote, Donny-Boy. Split it permanently.

    Just wait till he blames Mitch the turtle for the GOP loss too. And starts ranting at SCOTUS for not even hearing his case.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Yeah I agree – if he loses GOP the senate and Moscow Mitch his position, they will turn on him. And i can see him turning against Beer Boy and the Handmaid if they are not going to support him – he has dirt on them and he will take them down.

  14. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I didn’t know I was capable of so much hate. I’m officially a hater. I hate that.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      I hear ya. I don’t like the discovery that I have the ability to hate anyone as much as I hate him.

      • MissFabulous says:

        I feel exactly the same way. I never knew I had the capacity to have so much hate toward another individual but I hate 45 AND I hate Mitch McConnell even more. And I hate them both even more for bringing out that kind of hate in my heart.

    • Josie Bean says:

      Yeah. I have a lot of hate and I try not to dwell on it.

      Aside from Trump, the ones I really hate are his spineless enablers, especially Rubio, Cruz, and Graham. Trump ridiculed all of them but they now suck up to him – it makes me sick. At least McCain had the guts to stand up to Trump.

      I hope I live to see the time when the Republican Party crumbles, with Trump speeding up the process.

  15. Insomniac says:

    Nice try Donald, but Brian Kemp only steals his OWN elections, thank you very much.

    I swear, Melania’s ear-to-ear grins are still killing me. She is counting the days…

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Melania is euphoric. She got her money upfront and she is days away from this farce being over. She can use the threat of the book to get her share of the after campaign that the MAGA dopes are sending Trump….all she has to do is grimace/smile for 40 more days. Then she can go back to her selfish quiet life stop pretending to care about anything or anyone else but her kid.

      • Lorelei says:

        Barron is the only person in this entire sh!tshow that I feel sorry for. Poor kid has absolutely no chance of any sort of normal life.

  16. Lady Luna says:

    Dump also told the crowd to vote June 5th. Buahahahaha, I hope they do.

  17. Implicit says:

    Why has he not been arrested for treason and high crimes? We need to call our representatives get this monster out of our White House NOW

    • FHMom says:

      He would totally call in the military and stage a coup if it were possible. Thankfully, it’s not. That said, I think he’s just in it for a huge money grab as the poster up thread stated.

  18. Truthiness says:

    The devil did in fact puff up Loeffler and Perdue in his speech, I caught some of it. It was the exact same persona as before, no smarter, completely unchanged. It’s just that President Bonkers steals all the oxygen, hogging all the limelight.

  19. Lizzie says:

    Could the media stop showing his antics 24×7? This rally is all any of the cable news discussed yesterday. I finally turned it all off. I am so heartily sick of him but has the media jumping to his tune.

  20. Lexi says:

    I’ll be watching the debate tonight on CNN. Once again my GA folks: please vote out Perdue and Loeffler. Vote early!

  21. Julia K says:

    A sitting president can’t be indicted. Only reason he is desperate for a second term. Running scared.

  22. Winterforever says:

    I’m so tired of Nazi rallies. I wish the more legitimate new orgs would stop airing this s*** . Stop giving him attention and visibility to wide audiences.

  23. hateonit. says:

    And this is why you don’t elect a reality star to be your president. Why can’t be elect someone with a political background? Then America wouldn’t be seen as an embarrassment right now. I’m definitely proud to be an American but i have second hand embarrassment for what’s going on right now. Never in the history of elections has anything like this happened. He couldn’t just do one graceful thing and accept defeat, acknowledge the new elect and wish him the best? I swear he’s neón orange because he’s just been exposed to radiation and thus his brain is warped. Le sigh. I can’t wait until this and the pandemic are over.

  24. Teebee says:

    Trump is addicted to the game, attention and MONEY! He has contempt for his followers, but also no problem telling them what they want to hear and then mocking them behind their backs.

    He wants their adulation and their money and he will say anything and do anything for as long as he can.

    He needs to be investigated and litigated until he’s a burn mark on the couch. He needs a microscope permanently up his ass so that every time he spends a single penny it is front page news. Once he loses the protection of the title of POTUS he needs to feel the heat like Mt. Vesuvius level lava. I’m not saying his diehards will abandon him, but that won’t save him. It’s the bigger donors that will start to feel buyers remorse and add to the pile of lawsuits already filed. Trump needs to spend the rest of his life fighting people for money until it’s all used up. Trump has no clue what his stupid ego did to his life before taking over the White House. This ain’t no Trump University level of grift… this is the big time.