Kemp At Pro-Trump Rally: ‘If we grow tired and weary, we can lose’
Gov. Brian Kemp was the keynote speaker at a small pro-Trump rally outside a shuttered textile mill in the town of Manchester, about 5 miles away from Warm Springs where Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden was set to speak.
Kemp blamed longtime elected Democrats like Biden for the loss of manufacturing jobs at places like the Manchester Mill. He also told Trump supporters that a second term for President Donald Trump was not guaranteed.
“If we grow tired, if we grow complacent because of the majorities we've had in this state, which is some of what I think happened in 2018 because people think, ‘There's no way,’” Kemp said. “There is a way. If we grow tired and weary, we can lose.”
With polls showing the presidential race neck-and-neck, Kemp ridiculed polls as meaningless and said what matters is the results at the ballot box. "You are the poll," he said.
About 200 people were on hand for the event.
Mark Stephens watched the small Trump rally from the flatbed of his truck, with a Confederate battle flag flying next to him. He was asked to leave because of the flag. Several attendees showed up in gear supporting the QAnon conspiracy, but were asked to keep the gear covered for the duration of the press event.
After the rally broke up, many attendees headed to downtown Warm Springs in lieu of getting close to Biden.