Donald Trump is not very popular in the state of Virginia. He lost to Joe Biden there by 10% last year. And in 2016, he lost the state to Hillary Clinton by a little more than 5%.The Republican candidate, Glenn Youngkin, has done everything he can to separate himself from Trump and his toxic brand. Still, it was no surprise that now that Youngkin has won, the former president has taken total credit for his win.
Desperate for attention, Trump released 3 statements last night. One read, “I would like to thank my BASE for coming out in force and voting for Glenn Youngkin. Without you, he would not have been close to winning. The MAGA movement is bigger and stronger than ever before. Glenn will be a great governor. Thank you to the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia and most particularly, to our incredible MAGA voters!”
Later in the night, the former president wrote, “It is looking like Terry McAuliffe’s campaign against a certain person named ‘Trump’ has very much helped Glenn Youngkin. All McAuliffe did was talk Trump, Trump, Trump and he lost! What does that tell you, Fake News? I guess people running for office as Democrats won’t be doing that too much longer. I didn’t even have to go rally for Youngkin, because McAuliffe did it for me. Thank you to the MAGA voters for turning out big!”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.