Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Discusses 2024 Presidential Election

On Monday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp discussed the 2024 Republican presidential primary and whether he would enter the race. 

Kemp made his comments during an interview with CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, saying that he’s “certainly not running for president” but then immediately adding, “But there’s always doors open in politics, depending on how things play out. And we’ll see what happens.”

When asked if he thought anyone could beat former President Donald Trump in the primary, Kemp said that he takes current national primary polls with “a grain of salt.”

“You’re fixing to be in the dog days of August,” Kemp said, adding that there was “still a long way to go in the race.”

When asked his thoughts on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Kemp said that he has talked to his campaign and they are “doing a lot of really good things, a lot of good things on the ground. And they’re in it for the long haul.”

“His numbers were so high, before he got in, in some ways he didn’t have anywhere to go,” he said. “And now he’s gotten in a stagnant place, but they’re making a lot of changes.”

Kemp said that a Republican must win in 2024 regardless of who that is, and that in order to that the candidates must be focused on the future, not the past. 

He said that Trump could win Georgia in a general election because Biden is deeply unpopular and has been “such a bad president.” But Kemp warned that if Trump continues to focus on what he considers the stolen 2020 election, he could easily lose the 2024 presidential election.

“I mean, for goodness sakes, it was two and a half, three years ago now,” Kemp said. “The American people want to know, what are you going to do for me to help me offset the bad policies of Joe Biden?”

D & B Staff

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