Trump has thrown his support behind Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) as both face an important runoff race that will determine control of the U.S. Senate for the next two years.
“At stake in this election is control of the U.S. senate, and that really means control of this country,” Trump told thousands of supporters gathered at the rally for the two incumbents at the Valdosta Regional Airport in Georgia on Saturday night.
“If the other side manages to steal both elections, we will have total one party socialist control and everything you care about will be gone—your whole philosophy is going to be done,” the president said.
“They want to take away your jobs, take away your borders, take away your freedom, take away your religion, and they even want to take away your beautiful Christmas that we just got back.”
He then challenged the wisdom behind the current Democrat Party’s favorable foreign policy stance toward China, which has been under socialist rule by the unelected communist party for the past 70 years.
“David saw this,” Trump said. “China said … we will not deal with you unless you get rid of the ‘America first’ policy. And you know what the Democrats said? They said, ‘Yes, we will do that.’
“How do you say that, I mean, how do you say it? ‘We don’t agree with America First, we agree with China. Yes, we will get rid of America First policy.’ I think David, you don’t like that too much,” the president said, saying that over the past four years, Perdue has been “one of the toughest fighters for America First.”
Perdue and Loeffler are battling Democratic party challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in Jan. 5 Senate runoff races.
Loeffer said Saturday on Twitter that she believes it is Bernie Sanders’s “top priority” to unseat both her and Perdue in order to clear the way for a Senate that supports far-left progressive agendas, which Sanders told MSNBC will “have a profound impact on our country.”
“What he means is that it could empower the radical left to raise your taxes, rip away your healthcare, lock down our economy, and pack the Court,” she said.
Perdue vowed on Twitter, “The road to socialism will NEVER run through Georgia,” and called on freedom-loving Americans to support him and Loeffer by voting in the runoff races.
Trump, who spent a fair portion of his speech talking about what he said is now “overwhelming” evidence of voter fraud, told attendees and those watching the rally at home not to let “Silicon Valley censors” and “the corrupt Democrat political machine” and their partners steal the runoff elections.
He urged Georgia patriots to “go out and vote.”
“We have more light shining here because of what happened [in the presidential race]. And because of the fact it’s pinpointed, the answer to the Democrat fraud is not to stay at home.
“Whatever you do, I need each of you—every one of you, your friends, your family—to go and vote,” the president said.
He also called for every signature to be checked, as he has repeatedly requested for the presidential election. A state elections official confirmed on Wednesday that one million mail-in ballots have already been requested for the runoffs.
“I used to say without borders, we don’t have a country. I could say also, without an honest voting system, without an electoral process that works and is honest and fair, we don’t have a country either,” Trump said.
“You must vote for David Perdue and Kelly Leffler, go out and vote. With your help, we are going to continue our mission to save America.”
Georgia on Monday will be in the national spotlight again, with a judge deciding on a case seeking a court order for outside experts to examine the state’s Dominion voting machines in three counties, which election officials say are due for testing before they are used again in the January runoffs.
The case (1:20-cv-04809) is filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, presided over by George W. Bush appointee Judge Timothy Batten Sr.