Isakson has been more critical of Trump's response to Charlottesville than many of his Republican colleagues, saying that the commander-in-chief should have condemned the violence faster and more decisively. But he stopped short of denouncing Trump on personal terms.
"Any pause could be measured as too long," Isakson told GPB Radio's "Political Rewind" last month. "Because, how do you gauge the measurement? It should be swift, it should be concise. It should be to the point. And it should leave no room for equivocation or speculation on anybody's mind as to where the president stands."