On Wednesday, President Donald Trump left Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) out to dry, telling the nation at his latest coronavirus press conference that he disagrees "strongly" with Kemp's decision to reopen several high-risk industries — even though he had spent weeks urging GOP governors to do exactly that.
Kemp's political misfortune became a swift subject of mockery on social media.
Governor Kemp is so bad, got us agreeing with Trump.— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari Sellers)1587598036.0
I’m enjoying Trump backing the bus over Brian Kemp.— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1587597080.0
They're absolutely cutting Kemp off at the knees. You hate to see it.— Chris Hayes (@Chris Hayes)1587596749.0
Gotta love Kemp re-opening Georgia to pander to Trump whose been desperately lobbying states to re-open, only to ha… https://t.co/RdNyUz2fVH— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1587597030.0
@politico Derp. I guess Kemp didn’t think it through 🤦🏻♀️ even Drumpy agrees it’s too soon for tattoo parlors to re open.— BELLA Ⓥ (@BELLA Ⓥ)1587598080.0
@MollyJongFast Kemp amirite. https://t.co/BMK0LABsRd— MCFried (@MCFried)1587598081.0
trump said he disagrees with brian kemp on reopening georgia. that's how fucking dumb kemp is.— hasanabi (@hasanabi)1587594783.0
How does it feel to be called a stupid piece of shit by the stupidest piece of shit alive? I don’t know either. Som… https://t.co/d18gedP1zT— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko)1587597336.0
@EWErickson Btw Erick, you were defending Kemp’s decision all day. How does it feel to have your boy Trump take out… https://t.co/yASnflFseO— manofscience (@manofscience)1587598072.0
Gov. Kemp finding out Trump disagrees with his reopening Georgia plans https://t.co/jix3TYloKM— Ellen (@Ellen)1587598147.0
Georgia republicans trying to figure out who they should agree with... Trump or Kemp. https://t.co/WibKkevkEn— Brian Schembari (@Brian Schembari)1587597773.0
Gov Kemp thought he was gripping a strong branch. https://t.co/YOs6wV3z4d— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)1587597426.0