The president says that while he campaigned against Stacey Abrams, he hopes she “does a good job” during the Democratic response to his State of the Union address.
President Donald Trump said he’s familiar with Abrams from the recent gubernatorial race in Georgia, which she lost narrowly to Republican Brian Kemp.
“I campaigned against Stacey Abrams. I know that President Obama campaigned for her. Michelle Obama campaigned for her, and Oprah campaigned for her,” he said, adding, “And all Brian had was me, and he won fairly easily, you know, fairly easily.
Abrams will be the first black woman to deliver a Democratic response, which will take place on Feb. 5.
“I hope that she does a good job. I mean, I respect her. I don’t know her. I haven’t met her, but I hope she does a good job,” Trump said.
He said “unity” will be the theme of his State of the Union address.