Stacey Abrams Nonsensically Blames Trump for Reopening Georgia Economy
In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, born loser Stacey Abrams continued to milk her fifteen minutes of fame by weighing in on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to reopen gyms, bowling alleys, and other businesses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Abrams is hardly alone in criticizing Kemp for the decision to move forward so quickly; indeed, President Trump himself said that he ”strongly disagreed” with the rate at which Kemp was kicking open the door. But somehow, Abrams found a way to blame Trump anyway.
“I give Donald Trump zero credit for backing away from this because he incited it, with his ‘liberation of the states’ narrative,” Abrams said. “I think Brian Kemp was responding to that call and decided to wrongheadedly move forward. And, unfortunately, as a result, he found himself crossways with the president, with Mike Pence nodding pathetically at the same time about ingesting Clorox as the president gave more false information to the public. But I think all three of these men have misserved Georgia and misserved the country.”
Oof, that’s a lot of bad info in a single spoken paragraph. First of all, Abrams has no direct insight into what Kemp was thinking when he made the call, so she’s speaking completely out of turn. Second, it makes little sense to assume that Kemp was following the president’s lead when his prescription for reopening these businesses falls outside of Trump’s stated recommendations. Third, no one, including the president, ever said anything at all about “ingesting Clorox.”
But we would expect little else from Abrams, who is among the most embarrassing figures the Democratic Party has tried to elevate in recent years. Known for nothing more substantial than losing the 2018 race to Kemp (and then denying that she lost it), Abrams is bafflingly in contention to be Joe Biden’s running mate against Trump. We’re not sure we can think of another example of someone who has been touted so highly with such a light resume. At least Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez actually won her election.
To his limited credit, Chuck Todd actually asked Abrams about criticism that she lacks the experience necessary to be a viable candidate for the VP slot.
But Abrams, who is not lacking in the self-confidence department, said she wasn’t ashamed of blatantly putting herself in contention for the position.
“I was raised to tell the truth,” she said. “And so when I am asked a question, I answer it as directly and honestly as I can. And as a young black girl growing up in Mississippi, I learned that if I didn’t speak up for myself, no one else would.”
We suppose there are voters out there who find this kind of folksy arrogance endearing, but we are not among them. Biden’s making the mistake of a lifetime if he puts this woman on the ticket.