Trump Rally in Georgia Helps Stacey Abrams With Fundraising Appeal

After Donald Trump's rally in Georgia on Saturday night, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams issued a call to donors in an email, and took aim at the former president who was campaigning for GOP gubernatorial candidate David Perdue.

"Donald Trump was in Georgia today campaigning for top Republicans, spreading the Big Lie and attacking me. Not surprisingly, top Georgia Republicans went right along with his every attack and every lie," Abrams' campaign wrote in an email, which was posted on Twitter by Greg Bluestein, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"In his remarks, Trump said a lot about himself but very little about Georgians. We know that Georgia is on his mind—but not because he actually cares about our state or our people," the email added.

Abrams wasn't the only top Georgia Democrat to release a call for campaign donations following the rally. Senator Raphael Warnock, a Georgia Democrat, also posted a fundraising appeal Saturday night. On Twitter, he wrote: "Donald Trump just finished campaigning with my potential opponent right here in GA. They want to flip my seat this Fall. Can you chip in to help me win again?" He included a link to a page for people to donate to his Senate campaign.

Herschel Walker, a former NFL star and a Trump-backed candidate, who is also running for senator, was among the speakers at the rally.

During the rally, the former president blasted incumbent Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp, who Trump has turned on since he declined to overturn President Joe Biden's win in the state in 2020. In December, Trump endorsed Perdue over Kemp in the state's governor's race.

"If there's one thing the people of Georgia need to know about this race it's that Brian Kemp, he sold you out," Trump said at the rally. "He didn't look, he didn't want to look, didn't want anything to do with it...Kemp has repeatedly caved to Stacey Abrams. I think he's afraid of her, why is he afraid of her?"

Trump Rally in Georgia Helps Stacey Abrams
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams issued a call to donors after former President Donald Trump's rally in Commerce, Georgia, Saturday night. Above, Abrams at an event on March 16 in Atlanta. Anna Moneymaker

The former president also went after President Joe Biden for his handling of the war in Ukraine, and said that the Biden administration was "almost giving [Putin] an incentive" to use nuclear weapons. "They're handling him very badly, in my opinion," he added.

Newsweek reached out to Trump's office for comment on Sunday morning, but did not receive a response before publication.