Atlanta mayor: Trump would 'eat his own children' if it helped him

Atlanta mayor: Trump would 'eat his own children' if it helped him
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsKeisha Lance BottomsAn exhausting year takes toll on nation's mayors Why won't the national media cover the story Americans care about most? Students sue Atlanta police after being shocked with a stun gun, pulled from car MORE (D) said Wednesday that President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE would “eat his own children” if it benefited him.

Bottoms made the remark on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" while discussing the two runoff elections in Georgia on Jan. 5 that will determine which party controls the Senate over the next two years.

She noted that Trump and other Republicans like Georgia Sens. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerHarris's bad polls trigger Democratic worries Schumer, Tim Scott lead as Senate fundraising pace heats up Trump says Herschel Walker will enter Georgia Senate race MORE and David PerdueDavid PerdueLoeffler meets with McConnell amid speculation of another Senate run Georgia agriculture commissioner launches Senate campaign against Warnock Georgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' MORE have attacked the state's top elections official, Brad Raffensperger (R), for his defense of the Peach State's electoral system.

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Bottoms went on to say that Raffensperger had been endorsed by Trump, to which Cooper quipped, "He'll turn on anybody if the situation warrants it, it seems."

“He will eat his own children, I'm sure, if he found it prudent,” Bottoms added. “But he's now picking a fight with Brian KempBrian KempGeorgia Gov. Kemp says FDA needs to upgrade its authorization for vaccines The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - A huge win for Biden, centrist senators Savannah becomes first major city in Georgia to reinstate masks MORE, also the governor who he was closely allied with. And so it's my hope that even if people did not vote for Joe BidenJoe BidenCDC chief clarifies vaccine comments: 'There will be no nationwide mandate' Overnight Defense: First group of Afghan evacuees arrives in Virginia | Biden signs Capitol security funding bill, reimbursing Guard | Pentagon raises health protection level weeks after lowering it Biden urges local governments to stave off evictions MORE and Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - CDC equates Delta to chickenpox in contagiousness Harris's bad polls trigger Democratic worries Why in the world are White House reporters being told to mask up again? MORE that they will be so disappointed and disgusted by this behavior.”

"There's so many reasons not to be supportive of Donald Trump at this point and any candidates who are aligned with him. So it's my hope that when people go back to the polls on January 5, they will remember that," Bottoms said.