Former President Donald Trump released a scathing statement on Tuesday calling Georgia’s new voting law “far too weak and soft” and that Gov. Brian Kemp “caved to the radical left-wing woke mob”:
The real scandal about Georgia's modest election reform law is that it is way too weak, former President Donald Trump says. pic.twitter.com/mgG5xDejle
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 7, 2021
He did resurrect his attack on election worker Ruby Freeman, however, asking in the statement, “How’s Ruby Freeman doing?”:
Former President Trump mentioned Ruby Freeman in his phone call where he tried to "find" 11,000 votes.
He had placed the blame of his lost election on a Black woman who worked at a polling place because 4chan decided she rigged it, based on nothing.https://t.co/9GAQUH1fgN
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) February 3, 2021
On the other hand, the new law does seem to have improved Kemp’s chances at reelection. We’ll see if Trump’s criticism over the coming year changes that:
— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 6, 2021
The state’s lieutenant governor also contradicting Trump on his call to boycott Georgia businesses in retaliation for their criticism of the new law:
GOP Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan on former President Trump calling for boycotts: "I don't think boycotting somebody who's boycotting is necessarily a good idea." https://t.co/ZiwKhVzQI8 pic.twitter.com/Wh0M69oq7a
— The Hill (@thehill) April 6, 2021
One of the companies Trump targeted was Coca-Cola:
Republicans are fighting back against "Woke-a-Cola."
Former President Donald Trump has called for a boycott after the soft drink company bashed Georgia's election reform law.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 6, 2021
But, it seems, he hasn’t quite embraced the boycott himself yet. A photo tweeted by Stephen Miller on Monday appears to include a bottle of Diet Coke:
Donald Trump's love for diet coke has always been apparent – even now, after he's asked his followers to boycott Coca Cola.https://t.co/rIu4eRupyT
— News18.com (@news18dotcom) April 7, 2021