The Republican governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, became persona non grata in the MAGA movement after refuting then-President Donald Trump's lies about the 2020 election and refusing to assist Trump's efforts to overturn then-Democratic nominee Joe Biden's win in the state.
Despite endorsing Kemp for Governor in 2018, Trump has since described him as a "RINO" (Republican in Name Only) who "hurt election integrity in Georgia so badly".The former President was also quick to gloat when Kemp was booed at the Georgia Republican Convention earlier this year.
As a result, Kemp now faces a bitter primary and a pro-Trump base that's hungry for revenge.
On Monday, Trump endorsed Republican former Senator David Perdue, while calling Kemp "weak."
"Great to see that David Perdue is running for Governor of Georgia. He is a Conservative fighter who isn't afraid of the Radical Left, and is the only candidate in Georgia who can beat Stacey 'The Hoax' Abrams in November. Brian Kemp has failed Georgia."
But Perdue's reputation among Trump voters in Georgia isn't sterling either.
Just a few months after Georgia voters rejected Trump at the ballot box, Perdue lost one of the crucial Georgia runoff elections that delivered Democrats a razor-thin majority in the Senate.
Georgia Republicans aren't happy at Trump's latest endorsement, wishing he'd endorsed far-right Georgia state representative Vernon Jones.
Trump's critics couldn't help but laugh upon seeing rare dissent against Trump from his supporters.
Former gubernatorial candidate and voting rights organizer Stacey Abrams, who played a crucial role in flipping Georgia blue in the 2020 election, is the current favorite to win the Democratic nomination.