Donald Trump is utterly desperate to stay in control of the Republican party. And in order to do so, he has to show that he can get GOP candidates elected.
In places like Alabama or Arkansas, Trump’s endorsement really matters. But in a state like Virginia, which Joe Biden won by more than 10 points, the former president can be toxic.
So Glenn Youngkin, the GOP candidate for governor in the state has tried to distance himself from Trump. Unfortunately, the 45th president isn’t someone who takes no for an answer. During a Tuesday night appearance on CNN, a Republican strategist said that Youngkin would love for Trump to shut up.
“It’s actually a political gift for Democrats. Every time he does this, he reminds people who revolted from the Republican Party — the suburban, the educated, the women voters who now have run very far away — every time he does this and every time he invokes racial undertones in some of his statements, they go further and further away. I’m sure Glenn Youngkin would love Donald Trump, for the next two weeks, to just shut up.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CNN:
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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.