Perdue Encourages GOP To Let 'Trump Be Trump'

Jun 1, 2016

Georgia U.S. Senator David Perdue’s recent op-ed in the Washington Post, which comes close to an out-and-out endorsement of Donald Trump, says that Trump, like Perdue himself, is an example of how voters are embracing candidates who aren’t part of the Washington establishment. Perdue writes “let Trump be Trump,” and if he is, he will be elected president.

What are the reasons behind Governor Deal’s decision to join the 11-state lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s guidelines on transgender students use of bathrooms in public schools? We also look at whether this seems to be an example of federal overreach or an important new frontier in civil rights.

Why is Senator Johnny Isakson contemplating bringing Ted Cruz to Georgia to stump for Isakson’s re-election campaign? Is Isakson worried his credentials as a conservative need reinforcement?

And Donald Trump has opened up yet another front in his war with the media. How can a candidate who relies almost entirely on free media exposure be so hostile to the people who give him so much attention?


Jim Galloway – political writer, AJC

Arron Gould Sheinin – AJC political reporter

Buddy Darden – former Democratic U.S. congressman from Cobb County

Brian Robinson – former communications director to Governor Nathan Deal