President Donald Trump demanded that Vice President Mike Pence "come through for us" as the Vice President is due to announce President-elect Joe Biden as the winner at a January 6 congressional session.
“I hope Mike Pence comes through for us. He's a great guy, ”Trump said to an audience on Monday night in Dalton, Georgia. "Of course, if he doesn't get through I won't like him that much."
Biden won 306 electoral college votes against Trump's 232. The President's allies on Capitol Hill plan to question some of the state electoral college votes, which could extend the Congressional session for hours or even days. Pence will only be there to post the results.
Even so, Trump tried to float that Pence had the power to change his fate.
The New York Times reported Monday that Trump had asked the Vice President to find an alternative to confirm the election for Biden, and possibly leave it to the House of Representatives.
Trump bragged at a rally to vote for GOP Sens in Georgia. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue were the 2020 winners.
& # 39; Hello Georgia. By the way, there was no way we lost Georgia. It was a rigged choice. But we're still fighting against it. And you will see what will happen. We'll talk about it, ”he said.
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President Donald Trump speaks to a crowd Monday night at a rally in Dalton, Georgia. He immediately started talking about how he won the 2020 presidential election, which he didn't
Trump stood next to Georgia Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, who faces a runoff race on Tuesday
Donald Trump supporters gathered for a rally the president led in Dalton, Georgia, Monday night
Loeffler announced that she would join President Trump in protest against Joe Biden's victory during the election campaign
Trump was also accompanied on stage by his daughter Ivanka
Don Jr also addressed the crowd before his father headlined the microphone on Monday night
Trump also suggested that there was no way he could have lost the presidential election to Biden as his crowd was consistently larger – amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"They had 14 people in three cars," Trump said of Biden's trip to Atlanta on behalf of the Democratic Senate hopefuls, Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, earlier Monday.
Unlike Trump, Biden has kept his events small due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Loeffler greeted Trump in Georgia and arrived with him on the rally grounds.
Vice President Mike Pence launched a campaign Monday in Milner, Georgia (pictured)
The previous Monday, she announced that she would join 12 other GOP senators and challenge the number of electoral colleges.
"On January 6th, I will object to the vote in the electoral college," she told the crowd, which was yelling. "We'll do it."
"Are you ready to show America that Georgia is a red state?" Said Loeffler.
Trump also invited Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on stage to speak. She has become a household name for promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory and was sworn in on the Sunday of Congress.
The president said Senator Mike Lee was also in the audience.
The Utah Republican is against the electoral college electoral challenges Trump alluded to and said he was a little crazy about lawmakers.
Perdue is in quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.
Trump was still calling out to Perdue as if the Senator were in the crowd for the first moments of the rally.
Then he was annoyed that there was no way that Biden had won the election.
"You know, I had two elections, I won both, it's amazing," said Trump. "And in the second, I actually did a lot better."
Trump bragged at a rally to vote for GOP Sens in Georgia. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue were the 2020 winners. & # 39; Hello Georgia. By the way, there was no way we lost Georgia. It was a rigged choice. But we're still fighting against it. And you will see what will happen. We'll talk about it, ”Trump told the crowd
"America as you know it will be over," Trump warned Democrats against taking control of the Senate
He later found that he had won 12 million more votes in 2020 than in 2016.
Trump lost the referendum to Biden in 2020 with more than 7 million votes.
The president would talk about the run-off race and then talk about his own race again.
"America as you know it will be over," Trump warned Democrats against taking control of the Senate.
“And I think it will never come back – I think. It will be too far away. Your vote tomorrow could be … your last chance to save the America we love. & # 39;
“That's why I'm here, I don't want to do rallies for other people. I told you, ”Trump went on, but added that he was there for David and Kelly.
Then he would turn back to the presidential election.
Trump continued to call it "magic" being overtaken by Biden.
"It was over," Trump said of his early leads in states like Pennsylvania, where mail-in ballots caught Biden days after the election and then surpassed the president. "I should have run on the podium and said, 'Thank you for this wonderful victory," said Trump.
The president rattled off a series of ballot papers that he said had won and weaved a conspiracy theory throughout the night.
"I'm saying this because it can't happen tomorrow," he said.
Trump's allegations of widespread electoral fraud were not supported by evidence and his legal team was kicked out of court on a case-by-case basis.
Even so, he devoted most of the rally to talk of a "rigged" election.
He tossed the idea that in four years he could just run again.
"And they said," Sir, you will be way up in four years, "he told a conversation on stage." I don't care for four years, I care for like eight weeks ago. "
Donald Trump Jr. and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle warmed up the crowd before Trump hit the ground running with Ivanka and Loeffler.
They too urged supporters on the idea that Trump could stay in office after January 20.
Trump was accompanied to the rally by his children Ivanka and Don Jr and Don Jr's girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle
Guilfoyle helped upset the crowd before Trump took the stage on Monday night
Trump's trip to Peach State comes hours after Biden held a rival campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia Monday afternoon to try to give Ossoff and Warnock one last campaign boost.
At the drive-in style rally, Biden mocked Trump for whining and complaining.
"I don't know why he still wants the job, he doesn't want to do the work," said Biden.
Trump has held few public events since the election for Biden as COVID-19 cases have soared. Biden also criticized the government's introduction of vaccines, which was far slower than expected.
On the previous Monday, doubts had been expressed as to whether Trump would still attend Monday's rally as calls for an investigation into his weekend phone call with Georgian Foreign Secretary Brad Raffensperger soared.
Raffensperger leaked Saturday's call, and the conversation was first published by the Washington Post on Sunday. This seems to indicate that the president is desperately trying to pressure officials to find votes to paint the state red.
"I just want to do this: I only want to find 11,780 votes, one more than us," Trump said on the call. "There is nothing wrong with saying that you recalculated."
Fulton County's District Attorney Fani Willis said Monday he was ready to investigate "crimes related to Trump's claims," and two House Democrats have written to FBI Director Chris Wray urging the agency to open an investigation.
Meanwhile, Republicans have raised concerns that his actions may have hurt his own party's chances of taking over the Senate.
It is because fears have already grown within the Republican Party that Trump will shut down voters after claiming that Saturday's runoff elections are "illegal".
Senator David Perdue spoke to supporters ahead of the President's arrival. Perdue is in quarantine after contacting an employee who tested positive for COVID-19
President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up when he arrives in Georgia Monday night. He will take Marine One to the rally site in Dalton
Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler (left) greets Trump (right) as he arrives in Georgia Monday night to lead a rally in her honor
Senator Kelly Loeffler, one of the two Republicans from Georgia, greeted Trump on the tarmac
Trump left the White House with Ivanka to go to Dalton for a Senate runoff election despite being investigated over the leaked phone call asking the Georgian Foreign Secretary to find votes to overthrow the presidential election
Trump looked dejected as he crossed the South Lawn to go to the waiting Marine One
The President was seen walking across the South Lawn with his daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump on Monday evening for a brief excursion aboard Marine One to Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, and then to the rally on Monday evening to Dalton
Trump greeted supporters on the lawn who waved American flags on the South Lawn Monday night
Trump waves to supporters as he boards Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland on Jan. 4
At the White House Monday, Trump greeted supporters on the lawn waving American flags as he headed toward Marine One.
While Ivanka smiled, the President wore a serious expression as he climbed the steps and turned to wave goodbye to his fans.
Trump had vowed on Saturday to travel to Georgia on Monday to support the GOP candidates ahead of Tuesday's crucial Senate runoff.
GOP candidates Perdue and Loeffler will face Democrats Warnock and Ossoff in the January 5th vote.
If the Democrats win both Senate seats, it will result in a 50/50 split in the Senate and give the new Vice President Kamala Harris the casting vote. The Democrats are in control of the White House, House and Senate, and Trump's MAGA legacy is in ruins.
Democrats reportedly have a head start in early personal votes in the runoff elections. Fox News reports that 2.8 million Georgians have already cast ballots and that turnout has been higher in Democratic Congress districts.
In a rage over the leaked phone call, Trump allegedly hovered over the idea of pulling back from Monday's rally but was convinced to move on.
At the rally, he called on the state's Republican governor, Brian Kemp, to support Raffensperger and other Republican electoral officials.
"I'll be here in about a year and a half, fighting your governor, I guarantee," Trump said.
When he ended the rally with lines from his normal campaign speech, he again promised that the best was yet to come.
The rally marks the Republicans' final attempt to collect votes for GOP candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue
On the previous Monday, doubts had been expressed as to whether Trump would still attend the rally, as calls were made to investigate the weekend call
The crucial runoff race of the Senate on Tuesday will ultimately decide which party will take control of the Senate
Trump boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House to attend the rally, which takes place just hours after President-elect Joe Biden staged a rival campaign event in Atlanta, Georgia
The President wore a solemn expression as he climbed the steps and turned to wave goodbye to his fans
Saturday's call was first published by the Washington Post on Sunday. This seems to indicate that the president is desperately trying to pressure Georgian officials to find votes to paint the state red
Ivanka steps into Marine One, followed by Trump as they set off for the GOP candidate rally on Monday
Trump had vowed on Saturday to travel to Georgia on Monday to support the GOP candidates ahead of Tuesday's crucial Senate runoff
GOP candidates Perdue and Loeffler will face Democrats Warnock and Ossoff in the January 5th vote
Donald Trump supporters gather in Dalton before he takes part in the campaign rally
Trump, accompanied by his daughter and Senior Advisor to President Ivanka Trump, board Air Force One before leaving Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland
President Donald Trump, accompanied by Ivanka Trump, leaves the Oval Office to board Marine One
Ivanka Trump pays homage to her father "my warrior" and says, "Patriotism is alive and well" in the Senate runoff election
Ivanka Trump paid homage to her father "my warrior" and told the crowd, "Patriotism is alive and well in Georgia" after giving Meat Loaf a bizarre reputation on Twitter en route to the Senate runoff.
Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser took the stage at the GOP rally in Dalton, Georgia Monday night, where she supported both her father and two Republican Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.
39-year-old Ivanka was greeted with cheers and claps when she called Trump "the president of the people" and vowed to "keep fighting" before calling Loeffler and Perdue "two amazing senators".
This came after she posted a glowing selfie of herself aboard Air Force One with Trump in the background, telling people to "come out and vote" – but confused social media users by tagging Meat Loaf in the post .
Ivanka Trump paid homage to her father "my warrior" and told the crowd "Patriotism lives and lives in Georgia" (above) after giving a bizarre greeting to Meat Loaf on Twitter on the way to the Senate runoff election
"It's amazing to be back with so many amazing hardworking families in Georgia fighting for the future of our children – each of you," said Ivanka as she took the stage.
"And it's great to be back in Georgia with this warrior, my father, the President of the People," she said as the crowd cheered and Trump grinned in the background.
“He is a tireless and tireless champion for all of you and he will stop fighting and by his side are two amazing senators who we need to send back to the Senate and send a powerful message that patriotism is alive and well in Georgia.
"And Georgia will keep freedom alive in America."
She ended up pushing and voting, fearing that her father had shut down voters by undermining the elections.
"Please vote," she said. "Thank you God bless you and God bless Georgia and God bless America and God bless our President."
Ivanka accompanied her 74-year-old father to the rally, which was a final effort to get Republican supporters to vote in Tuesday's runoff race.
On the way to Dalton aboard Air Force One, Ivanka tweeted a close-up selfie of himself with Trump on his phone in the background.
On the way to the rally, Ivanka tweeted a glowing selfie of herself aboard Air Force One with Trump in the background as she asked people to "come out and vote."
But she confused social media users by tagging Meat Loaf in the post alongside Loeffler, Perdue, Dan Scavino, and the GOP
“With papa to Georgia! Get out there and VOTE Georgia !!! & # 39; she wrote next to the picture.
But social media users quickly discovered that Ivanka had bizarre tagged singer Meat Loaf in the post.
Ivanka also tagged Loeffler, Perdue, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino, and the GOP.
Perhaps surprisingly, Ivanka didn't tag Trump, leading several Twitter users to mock her and ask if she had somehow confused the singer, real name Michael Lee Aday, with her father.
"Wait, do you think your dad is Meat Loaf?" asked an amused social media user.
Another person wrote, “I just want to point out that she did not tag her father in this picture. However, she did mark meat loaf. I have the feeling that there is a certain symbolism in it. & # 39;
"Meatbread is Ivanka's name for papa," scoffed another.
Meat Loaf appeared on the 2011 series Celebrity Apprentice with Trump and became friends with the then-future president.
But the singer told The Express in 2020 that their relationship worsened when he spoke to a journalist about the possibility that Trump would run for president.
"I answered honestly -" Well, he's not running for president. But if I were president I would see if I could get him into a finance position and give me advice on finance and economics, since the man is really smart at that, ”recalled Meat Loaf.
& # 39; And he got really mad at me! Very mad at me. We were going to an Emmy nomination ceremony and he knocked on my door in my dressing room. & # 39;
It's not clear whether Ivanka intended to include the singer or slip up her tweet before the rally, where her father repeatedly claimed he "won" Georgia despite three vote counts showing Joe Biden had the state with had won over 12,000 votes.
Kelly Loeffler says she will be the 13th Republican Senator to object to Biden's victory if she takes the stage to fight Trump
Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler announced that she, along with 12 Republican colleagues, will object to President-elect Joe Biden's victory during the rally led by Donald Trump on Monday night.
Congress on Wednesday will count the vote of the electoral college and confirm another benchmark on the way to Biden's inauguration.
However, Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz are leading the rejection of certification. There are currently at least a dozen senators involved.
Loeffler, facing a close runoff election on Tuesday, announced that she would join the rogue group during a campaign rally Monday night where she appeared on stage with President Donald Trump.
"Am 6. Januar werde ich Einwände gegen die Abstimmung im Wahlkollegium erheben", sagte der Senator und rief einen Jubelchor aus der Menge hervor.
„Dieser Präsident hat für uns gekämpft, wir kämpfen für ihn. Er stellte Amerika an die erste Stelle, er stellte den amerikanischen Arbeiter an die erste Stelle. Er stand mit unseren Männern und Frauen in der Strafverfolgung. Er hat unser Militär wiederhergestellt. & # 39;
Loeffler, die während Teilen der Veranstaltung eine Maske trug, andere jedoch nicht, wandte sich bei den morgigen Wahlen ihrem "radikal liberalen" Herausforderer, dem Demokraten Raphael Warnock, zu.
He attacked our police, our military. Er hat sich gegen Israel, Evangelikale und kleine Unternehmen ausgesprochen «, sagte sie über Warnock.
„Georgia, wir müssen die Linie halten. Du musst morgen raus und abstimmen. Wir sind die Firewall des Sozialismus. Wir müssen es schaffen. Ich liebe euch, danke! & # 39;
"Am 6. Januar werde ich Einwände gegen die Abstimmung im Wahlkollegium erheben", sagte Loeffler und rief einen Jubelchor aus der Menge hervor
Loeffler war an einigen Stellen während der Veranstaltung mit einer Maske abgebildet, nahm sie jedoch ab, während sie auf der Bühne stand
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