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  • Trump on Saturday did not rule out the possibility of endorsing Brian Kemp in the 2022 Georgia governor’s race.
  • “Well, we’ll see everything,” he told Fox News while at CPAC in Dallas, Texas.
  • Mr Trump has lashed out at Mr Kemp for refusing to help reverse Mr Biden’s 2020 victory in Georgia.

Former President Donald Trump lashes out at Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, accusing his former political ally of failing to back up his claim that the 2020 election was stolen. It has been carrying out political attacks for nearly two years.

After current President Joe Biden won a narrow victory in Georgia in November 2020 and pressured Kemp to overturn the result, Trump expended a great deal of energy to undermine the governor, leading to David Perdue. He even encouraged a former senator to run for governor. His first challenger.

But something big happened. Not only did Kemp win the Republican primary this past May, he also defeated Purdue in a landslide in the election.

With Kemp set to once again lead the Republican Party in Georgia this fall, Trump said on Saturday he was “considering the possibility of endorsing the governor in November to face Democratic governor candidate Stacey Abrams in a rematch of the 2018 election. I am doing,” he said.

Speaking with Fox News Digital at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, the former president didn’t rule out potential support as the fall elections approach.

“Well, we see everything,” he said, without adding context about his current feelings about Kemp.

A supporting vocal show for Kemp would be a huge breakthrough if it ever materialized.

After Trump endorsed Kemp in the 2018 Republican gubernatorial primary, he defeated then-Georgian Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, who was long considered the frontrunner in that race.

Cagle won the first multi-candidate primary with multiple percentages of the vote, but no candidate received more than 50% of the votes, so the top two advanced to the primary. And after Trump endorsed Kemp, he outperformed Kegl by nearly 40 percent.

Trump’s endorsement was seen as a key factor in Kemp’s political rise.

Kemp is a prominent voting rights activist and former minority leader of the Democratic House of Representatives, with nearly 55,000 of the nearly four million votes cast in Georgia’s closest gubernatorial election since 1966. It beat Abrams by a small margin.

Two years later, when current President Joe Biden defeated Trump in the state by about 12,000 out of about 5 million votes, the then-President immediately questioned the result and, without providing any evidence, said: He claimed there was widespread fraud.

Mr. Trump was furious when Mr. Kemp and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Ravensperger refused to help reverse Mr. Biden’s 2020 election victory.

In an interview with Fox News shortly after the election, Trump said he was “ashamed” of endorsing Kemp’s run for governor.

Trump also retweeted a post by attorney Lynn Wood calling for Kemp and Raffensperger to be jailed for failing to contest the Georgia election results before removing the platform from Twitter.

Throughout 2021, Trump continued to criticize officials in both states, calling into question their political futures heading into the 2022 primary.

The former president even suggested last year that Republicans in Georgia might have been better off if Abrams had beaten Kemp in 2018.

But Republican voters split their overwhelming support for Trump with their views on Kemp and Raffensperger.

In addition to Kemp’s victory, Raffensperger reportedly “surprised” the former president by defeating Trump-backed Congressman Jody Heiss in a comfortable victory, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.