Atlanta’s Dem Mayor: Trump Would ‘Eat His Own Children’ To Advance Agenda

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Atlanta Democratic Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms claims President Donald Trump and made a series of horrific comments about the president.

During an appearance on CNN, Bottoms was discussing two runoff elections in Georgia coming in January that will decide which political party controls the U.S. Senate.

Host Anderson Cooper asked Bottoms if Trump’s continued claims of voter fraud is intended to “rile up his base” to get them to the Georgia polls in January.

“How do you think it plays electorally?” Cooper asked.

“This has been a fascinating year, especially if you watch politics,” Bottoms said, “to even see the Republican president turn on the Republican secretary of state [of Georgia], whom he endorsed, and if you watch his Twitter feed —”

“He’ll turn on anybody if the situation warrants it, it seems,” Cooper said.

“He will eat his own children, I’m sure, if he found it prudent,” Bottoms said. “But he’s now picking a fight with Brian Kemp, also the governor who he was closely allied with. And so it’s my hope that even if people did not vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris that they will be so disappointed and disgusted by this behavior. [As] you look at the transition, the lack of transition that’s happening, you look at our COVID numbers that are rising in the state and across the country, 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 Jan. 5 they will remember that because in Georgia, Joe Biden got a nice portion of Republican-leaning votes in this state and also many independent swing voters in this state went for Joe Biden, and it’s our hope that will happen Jan. 5,” the mayor said.

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Trump has been vocal about the vote tally in Georgia, which puts Biden up by just over 20,000 votes.

“The Georgia recount is a joke and is being done UNDER PROTEST,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Even though thousands of fraudulent votes have been found, the real number is in matching signatures. Governor must open up the unconstitutional Consent Decree and call in the Legislature!”

Trump went on, saying, “Even though thousands of fraudulent votes have been found, the real number is in matching signatures. Governor [Kemp] must open up the constitutional Consent Decree and call in the Legislature!”

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