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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 BottomsAtlanta gets city's first director of LGBTQ affairs Five House Democrats who could join Biden Cabinet Biden pledges to work with mayors MORE (D) said Wednesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Sunday shows preview: US health officials brace for post-holiday COVID-19 surge 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 LoefflerMcConnell halts in-person Republican lunches amid COVID-19 surge Sunday shows preview: US health officials brace for post-holiday COVID-19 surge Club for Growth to launch ad blitz in Georgia to juice GOP turnout MORE and David PerdueDavid PerdueTrump: 'I'm ashamed that I endorsed' Kemp in Georgia Ossoff warns McConnell would cause paralysis in federal government if GOP holds Senate Collins urges voters to turn out in Georgia runoffs 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 KempTrump addresses pandemic but not election during annual turkey pardon Chris Christie: Trump's legal team has been 'a national embarrassment' Media and Hollywood should stop their marching-to-Georgia talk 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 BidenPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Biden transition adds new members to coronavirus task force MORE and Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden transition adds new members to coronavirus task force Club for Growth to launch ad blitz in Georgia to juice GOP turnout Biden's political position is tougher than Trump's 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.