Donald Trump endorses Brian Kemp in Georgia’s gubernatorial race

The White House

President Donald Trump is urging Georgians to back Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s bid to be governor, signaling the highest profile endorsement so far in the gubernatorial race.

Trump announced his endorsement of Kemp Wednesday afternoon via the communication tool he has often used to make announcements: Twitter. Kemp will face Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in next week’s Republican primary runoff election for governor.

“Brian Kemp is running for Governor of the great state of Georgia. The Primary is on Tuesday. Brian is tough on crime, strong on the border and illegal immigration,” Trump said in the tweet. “He loves our Military and our Vets and protects our Second Amendment. I give him my full and total endorsement.”