Trump Teases Knowing ‘Horrible Things’ About Senator Raphael Warnock

Former President Donald Trump came to Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker’s defense following revelations that the self-proclaimed pro-life Republican allegedly paid for a woman he’d impregnated to get an abortion, hinting that he had heard unspeakable things about Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock that could impact their race.

In a statement Tuesday, Trump said Warnock—the senior pastor at the church once led by Martin Luther King Jr.—had potentially committed transgressions comparable to Walker’s, though he did not say what they were.

“Herschel Walker is being slandered and maligned by the Fake News Media and obviously, the Democrats,” Trump said in a statement. “Interestingly, I’ve heard many horrible things about his opponent, Raphael Warnock, things that nobody should be talking about, so we don’t.”

Newsweek reached out to the Warnock campaign for comment.

It’s unclear what the alleged horrible things could be, when they were committed, or why they have yet to come to light in a hotly contested race that could decide what party controls the U.S. Senate in January.

In the lead-up to the 2021 U.S. Senate special election, the National Republican Senatorial Committee ran an ad featuring bodycam footage of Warnock’s now ex-wife following an alleged domestic dispute in early 2020 in which she accused him of running over her foot with his car.

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U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock, a Georgia Democrat, speaks during the 95th birthday celebration for Dr. Christine King Farris at Ebenezer Baptist Church on September 11, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia.
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However, Warnock denied the allegations, and the Atlanta Police Department reported that medical examiners found no signs her foot was run over following the dispute.

Earlier this year, Warnock—one of Congress’ strongest fundraisers—was accused of using money from his campaign to cover legal expenses in an unsubstantiated lawsuit from an Atlanta resident who accused him of conspiring with the city of Atlanta against him. Other complaints in the suit included a gripe about the plaintiff’s personal belongings being lost in a storage locker at Warnock’s church.

Prior to that, Warnock came under scrutiny by conservative media for his support of pastors like Reverend Jeremiah Wright and James Hal Cone, who have been accused of using antisemitic or anti-white rhetoric in sermons.

There was also a 2002 incident in which Warnock was briefly charged with obstructing a child abuse investigation by Baltimore police at a summer camp, though the charges were later dropped.

Trump, meanwhile, has a long legacy of making hyperbolic or false claims dating to his beginnings as a New York City real estate developer.

During the four years of his presidency, a Washington Post analysis found, Trump made nearly 30,600 false or misleading claims.

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