Donald Trump Jr. Stumps For Brian Kemp In Athens

Oct 10, 2018

Donald Trump Jr. stumped in Athens Tuesday evening for Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp.

About a hundred supporters were on hand at the Classic Center to hear from the president’s son.

Kemp has received support from the president throughout the race. It was a President Donald Trump tweet that Kemp credited for giving him a decisive victory over Casey Cagle in the primary runoff.

Trump Jr. spoke for about 12 minutes and spent most of his time criticizing President Barack Obama and touting his father’s successes. 

Trump Jr. also implored the crowd to get out and vote saying that would set the tone for Trump's re-election bid.

"We need you to get Brian Kemp in the governor's office,” Trump said. “Because that's going to matter not just for 2018 but it's going to play a big part in how Trump performs in 2020."

Neither Trump Jr. nor Kemp spent much time discussing policy or his opponent, Stacey Abrams. But Trump Jr. did praise Kemp as a fighter against the far-left agenda.

“That’s why we need guys like Brian Kemp in the governor’s office,” Trump Jr. said. “We need to work well with the states. We need to respect and understand states' rights. We need to let people who are actually from the states make decisions.”

Kemp took one shot at Abrams, criticizing her for raising money in California, saying their money won’t be able to buy a Georgia election.

Earlier in the day, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallied with Stacey Abrams in Clayton County.

The election is Nov. 6.