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Trump: 'I'm ashamed that I endorsed' Kemp in Georgia

President TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 MORE on Sunday said he regretted endorsing Georgia Gov. Brian KempBrian KempGeorgia House to consider replacing Confederate statue with statue of John Lewis Republicans eye primaries in impeachment vote Trump's legacy is discord and division MORE (R), taking a swipe at the top Republicans in the state ahead of two critical Senate runoff elections.

The president decried the use of Dominion Voting Systems machines in Georgia, which are the subject of unproven conspiracies among some conservatives. He placed blame at the feet of Kemp and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) for approving the rules of the election. 

"Everything has to be approved by the legislature, and they had judges making deals, and they had electoral officials making deals like this character in Georgia who’s a disaster," Trump said of Raffensperger, who has defended the integrity of the presidential election in Georgia, where President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFive examples of media's sycophancy for Biden on inauguration week Drastic measures for drastic times — caregiver need mobile health apps Boycott sham impeachment MORE defeated Trump by just more than 12,000 votes.

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"And the governor’s done nothing. He’s done absolutely nothing," Trump added of Kemp. "I’m ashamed that I endorsed him. But I look what’s going on. It's so terrible."

The president, in his first television interview since Election Day, revived numerous baseless claims of voter fraud that he alleged cost him the election to Biden.

Trump, in a phone interview with Fox News's Maria BartiromoMaria Sara BartiromoParler goes dark after move by Amazon Perdue says he would support objecting to Electoral College vote Abrams says concession comparisons to Trump are 'apples to bowling balls' MORE, questioned whether the outcome of the upcoming Senate races could be trusted.

Trump's rhetoric has raised alarm among some in the GOP who worry that the president will discourage his supporters from voting in the Senate races in January.

Sens. David PerdueDavid PerdueSuburbs pose challenge for GOP in post-Trump era Democrats swear in three senators to gain majority Schumer becomes new Senate majority leader MORE (R-Ga.) and Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerLimbaugh falsely says Biden didn't win legitimately while reacting to inauguration Suburbs pose challenge for GOP in post-Trump era Democrats swear in three senators to gain majority MORE (R-Ga.) are facing Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, respectively. Both Perdue and Loeffler have called for Raffensperger to step down.

Georgia certified Biden as the winner of the state last week. Kemp signed off on it, saying that it would allow Trump to proceed with any legal challenges. The president's legal team has thus far failed to produce evidence of widespread fraud.