Trump had endorsed former Sen. David Perdue, who lost by about a 50-point margin, while ex-Vice President Mike Pence endorsed Kemp.
On “Special Report,” anchor Bret Baier asked if Kemp planned to mend fences with Trump, noting it got “pretty ugly” between the former president and the governor.
Kemp replied that his campaign is centered on “hard-working Georgians” and that he continues to be appreciative for how Trump’s time in the White House benefited Georgia.
“This is about Georgia, and so I’ve never said anything bad about President Trump. I don’t plan on doing that,” he said.
“I praised him and his administration and Vice President Pence for the work that they did to help our state during the pandemic and a lot of the things that we worked on — But this race and what I’m running for is to be governor of Georgia.”
The unifying aspect of his midterm race, Kemp said, is that former State Rep. Stacey Abrams, D-Fulton, the Democratic nominee must be defeated for the second time in a row.