On Friday, former President Donald Trump took a dig at newly elected Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) after reports suggested that he was expressing interest in running for the presidential office in 2024 – something that Trump is also vying for.
In a post on his Truth Social account, Trump took credit for Youngkin’s victory in the midterms. However, his post verged on being racist.
“Young Kin (now that’s an interesting take. Sounds Chinese, doesn’t it?) in Virginia couldn’t have won without me,” said the former president.“I Endorsed him, did a very big Trump Rally for him telephonically, and got MAGA to Vote for him – or he couldn’t have come close to winning. But he knows that and admits it. Besides having a hard time with Dems in Virginia – But he’ll get it done!”
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It is believed that the former occupant of the Oval Office will be announcing another bid for the White House as early as next week.
Trump’s attack came a day after Youngkin’s Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears (R) said that she will not be supporting Trump if he went for a third presidential big. “I could not support him. I just couldn’t,” said Sears. She added that even voters have had enough in relation to Trump through their midterm votes.
“A true leader understands when they have become a liability,” said the lieutenant governor. “A true leader understands that it’s time to step off the stage, and the voters have given us that very clear message.”
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Youngkin is not the first potential presidential candidate in the midterms who Trump has attacked. He also lashed out against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) this past week.
Trump has repeatedly lashed out at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), another politician, likely to contest the next presidential race. He called him “Ron DeSanctimonious” and warned him against running in 2024.
“Ron DeSanctimonious is playing games,” the former president said in a statement released Thursday. “I think if he runs, he could hurt himself very badly. I really believe he could hurt himself badly.”