Trump Says He And Virginia GOP Governor Candidate ‘Get Along Well,’ Despite Being Kept At A Distance
Former President Donald Trump on Monday morning shot down reports that there is a rift between him and Glenn Youngkin, the Republican nominee for Virginia governor, saying they “believe in many of the same policies,” while urging his supporters to show up to vote in Tuesday’s high-stakes election.
Trump said that reports and advertisements claiming the two “are at odds” are attempts to make sure his “make America Great Again base will not show up to vote.”
Trump has endorsed Youngkin in the race, which Youngkin has embraced, but—unlike many Trump-endorsed candidates—Youngkin has not invited Trump to Virginia to rally on his behalf.
Youngkin has said he supported Trump as president and will vote for him again in 2024 if he’s the GOP nominee, but said the former president will not stump for him in the governor’s race because “we’re campaigning as Virginians in Virginia with Virginians.”
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