Trump returning to Georgia in last-minute push for Republican Senate candidates

President TrumpDonald TrumpProject Veritas surveilled government officials to expose anti-Trump sentiments: report Cheney: Fox News has 'a particular obligation' to refute election fraud claims The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? MORE said in a tweet early Sunday that he will return to Georgia one day before two Senate runoffs in January that will determine control of the upper chamber.

"As badly as we were treated in Georgia by the 'Republican' Governor and 'Republican' Secretary of State, we must have a massive victory for two great people, @KLoeffler & @sendavidperdue, on January 5th," he said. "I will be having a big Rally for them on Monday night, January 4th. WIN!"


At a rally for Republican Georgia Sens. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerGeorgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' Loeffler asks Georgia attorney general to investigate Raffensperger over 2020 election Former Rep. Doug Collins won't enter Georgia Senate race MORE and David PerdueDavid PerdueGeorgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' Warnock raises nearly M since January victory Georgia's top election official looks to shake political drama MORE in Valdosta earlier this month, a defiant Trump insisted that the election was “rigged” against him.

Trump, who has repeatedly and falsely insisted that he won the Peach State and the 2020 election, also urged voters to get to the polls, saying Democrats were trying to “rig” the Senate elections. 

“You must go vote and vote early starting Dec. 14. You have to do it. They cheated, and they rigged our presidential election, but we will still win it. We will still win it. We’ll still win it. And they’re going to try and rig this election too,” Trump told the crowd.


Trump during the rally also targeted Republicans leaders in the Peach State, including Gov. Brian KempBrian KempThree charged in Arbery killing plead not guilty to federal hate crimes Georgia official considering cutting federal unemployment to force people back to work Georgia senators introduce measure allowing voters to have access to water while waiting MORE, criticizing them for not upholding his efforts to overturn the election results in Georgia. 

Despite the president’s attacks, Kemp late Friday tweeted photos of himself and his daughter posing for pictures at the White House.

“Lucy and I had a great time at the @WhiteHouse Christmas Party today. Merry Christmas, everyone!” the GOP governor tweeted.

Hours earlier, the president had tagged Kemp in a tweet, calling him and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) "so-called 'Republicans.'"

The New York Times also reported on Friday that Trump decided not to follow through with a tentatively planned trip to Georgia this weekend to campaign for Loeffler and Perdue.

A senior Republican official told the newspaper that the president’s continued anger with Kemp and Raffensperger was to blame for the cancelation.

President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFauci says school should be open 'full blast' five days a week in the fall Overnight Defense: Military sexual assault reform bill has votes to pass in Senate l First active duty service member arrested over Jan. 6 riot l Israeli troops attack Gaza Strip Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart MORE, whose win in Georgia was confirmed multiple times through several recounts, with the Electoral College last Monday certifying his victory, campaigned in the state for Democratic Senate candidates Jon OssoffJon OssoffDC statehood bill picks up Senate holdout Senate panel deadlocks in vote on sweeping elections bill Senate descends into hours-long fight over elections bill MORE and the Rev. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockDC statehood bill picks up Senate holdout Georgia senators introduce measure allowing voters to have access to water while waiting Cruz outspending other senators on Facebook ads: report MORE last week.

Democrats must win both seats to reach a 50-50 Senate, which would pave the way for Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisImmigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart Carper urges Biden to nominate ambassadors amid influx at border Priest who presided over Biden's inaugural mass resigns from university post after investigation MORE to cast tiebreaking votes.