Ivanka, 39, was met with cheers and clapping as she called Trump ‘the people’s president’ and vowed he ‘will not stop fighting’, before calling Loeffler and Perdue ‘two amazing senators’.
This came after she posted a beaming selfie of herself on board Air Force One with Trump in the background and urged people to ‘get out and vote’ – but confused social media users by tagging Meat Loaf in the post.
Ivanka Trump paid homage to her father ‘my warrior’ and told the crowd ‘patriotism is alive and well in Georgia’ (above), after she gave a bizarre shoutout to Meat Loaf on Twitter on the way to the Senate runoff rally
Ivanka is greeted by her father as she comes on stage at the campaign rally in support of Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue
Trump, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. make their way back to board Air Force One before departing from Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia, after the rally
‘It is so incredible to be back here with so many amazing hardworking Georgia families who are fighting for our children’s future – each one of you,’ Ivanka said as she took the stage.
‘And it’s so great to be back in Georgia with this warrior, my father, the people’s president,’ she said as the crowd cheered and Trump grinned in the background.
‘He is a tireless and tireless champion for all of you and he will mot stop fighting and by his side are two amazing senators that we have to send back to the Senate and send a resounding message that patriotism is alive and well in Georgia.
‘And Georgia is going to keep freedom alive in America.’
She closed off urging people to turn out and vote, amid concerns that her father has turned off voters by undermining the election.
‘Please vote,’ she said. ‘Thank you, god bless you and god bless Georgia and god bless America and god bless our president.’
Ivanka accompanied her father, 74, to the rally which marked a last-ditch effort to get Republican supporters to turn out and vote in Tuesday’s runoff race.
While on route to Dalton aboard Air Force One, Ivanka tweeted a close-up selfie of herself with Trump on his cellphone in the background.
Donald Trump’s daughter and senior adviser took to the stage at the GOP rally in Dalton, Georgia, Monday night where she threw her support behind both her dad and the two Republican Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue
Ivanka, 39, was met with cheers and clapping as she called Trump ‘the people’s president’ and vowed he ‘will not stop fighting’, before calling Loeffler and Perdue ‘two amazing senators’
‘Off to Georgia with Dad! Get out and VOTE Georgia!!!’ she wrote alongside the image.
But social media users were quick to spot that Ivanka had bizarrely tagged singer Meat Loaf in the post.
Ivanka also tagged Loeffler, Perdue, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino and the GOP.
Perhaps surprisingly, Ivanka did not tag Trump causing several Twitter users to mock her and question if she had somehow muddled up the singer, real name Michael Lee Aday, with her father.
‘Wait do you think your dad is Meat Loaf?’ asked one bemused social media user.
Another person wrote: ‘I would just like to point out that she didn’t tag her dad in this picture. However, she did tag Meat Loaf. I feel like there is some symbolism in that.’
‘Meat Loaf is Ivanka’s name for daddy,’ mocked another.
Meat Loaf appeared on the 2011 series of Celebrity Apprentice with Trump and struck up a friendship with the then-future president.
But the singer told
On route to the rally Ivanka tweeted a beaming selfie of herself aboard Air Force One with Trump in the background as she urged people to ‘get out and vote’
But she confused social media users by tagging Meat Loaf in the post alongside Loeffler, Perdue, Dan Scavino and the GOP
‘I answered honestly – ‘Well he’s not running for President. But if I was President I would see if I couldn’t get him to join the staff in a finance position and give me advice on finances and the economy as the man is really smart at that,” Meat Loaf recalled.
‘And he got really mad at me! Very mad at me. We went to an Emmy Nominations ceremony and he knocked on my door at my dressing room.’
It is not clear if Ivanka intended to include the singer or made a slip-up in her tweet ahead of the rally where her father repeated claims that he ‘won’ Georgia despite three vote counts audits revealing Joe Biden won the state by more than 12,000 votes.
‘Hello Georgia. By the way there’s no way we lost Georgia. That was a rigged election. But we’re still fighting it. And you’ll see what’s going to happen. We’ll talk about it,’ Trump claimed.
‘I hope Mike Pence comes through for us. He’s a great guy,’ Trump said.
‘Of course if he doesn’t come through I won’t like him quite as much.’
Biden won 306 Electoral College votes to Trump’s 232.
Several Twitter users mocked her and questioned if she had somehow muddled up the singer, real name Michael Lee Aday, with her father.
Trump, Meat Loaf and John Rich at An Evening with The Celebrity Apprentice event in New York in 2011. The singer appeared in the 2011 show with Trump
Also at the event, Loeffler reinforced her claims earlier in the day that she would join 12 other GOP senators in challenging the Electoral College count.
‘On January 6, I will object to the Electoral College vote,’ she said to the crowd.
Perdue was absent from the event as he is in quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19 through a staffer.
Trump’s trip to the Peach State came hours after President-elect Joe Biden held a rival campaign event in Atlanta Monday afternoon to try to give a final campaign boost to Democrat candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock.
Biden told the crowd that a Democratic-controlled Senate would push through changes such as the raising of the COVID stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 that Senate Republicans have stopped.
‘If you’re like millions of Americans all across this country, you need the money. You need the help and you need it now. Now, look, Georgia, there’s no one in America with more power to make that happen than you,’ the President-elect told the crowd.
‘The power is literally in your hands. By electing Jon and the reverend, you can break the gridlock that has gripped Washington,’ he added.
Doubts had been raised earlier Monday over whether Trump would still attend Monday’s event, as calls mount for a probe into his weekend phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Raffensperger leaked Saturday’s phone call and the conversation was first released by the Washington Post Sunday, appearing to show the president desperately trying to pressure the official to ‘find’ votes to turn the state red.
‘It is so incredible to be back here with so many amazing hardworking Georgia families who are fighting for our children’s future – each one of you,’ Ivanka said as she took the stage
Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald J. Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump watch as Trump participates in the rally
Donald Trump and Ivanka get into Marine One as they head back to Washington DC after participating in the rally
‘All I want to do is this: I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have,’ Trump said on the call.
‘There’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, that you’ve recalculated.’
Several officials are calling for criminal action to be taken against the president over the call.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said Monday he was ready to launch an investigation into ‘felony wrongdoing’ in relation to Trump’s demands and two House Democrats have written to FBI Director Chris Wray calling for the agency to launch an investigation.
In a rage over the leaked call, Trump was reportedly floating the idea of pulling out of Monday’s rally but was persuaded to go ahead.
Fears were already growing within the Republican party that Trump was turning off voters after he claimed the runoffs were ‘illegal’ Saturday and has repeatedly undermined the validity of the election.
GOP candidates Perdue and Loeffler are up against Democrats Warnock and Ossoff in the crucial January 5 vote which ultimately decides which party takes control of the Senate.
If the Democrats win both seats, it will create a 50/50 split in the Senate, and give incoming Vice President Kamala Harris the deciding vote – leaving Democrats in control of the White House, House and Senate, and Trump’s MAGA legacy in tatters.
Democrats reportedly hold an edge in early, in-person voting in the run-off races with Fox News reporting that 2.8 million Georgians have already cast ballots and participation has so far been higher in Democratic Congressional districts.
Trump and Loeffler at the rally. The crucial January 5 vote ultimately decides who takes control of the Senate
Crowd of maskless supporters at the GOP rally. Doubts were raised Monday whether Trump would attend Monday’s rally, following the leaked call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger