by Natalia Mittelstadt
Virginia GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Friday brushed off former President Trump’s criticism of him – which followed his lieutenant governor, Winsome Sears, saying Trump should remove himself from GOP electoral politics.
“Listen, you all know me,” Youngkin told reporters. “I do not call people names. I really work hard to bring people together … . That’s not the way I roll and not the way I behave.”
The governor’s response followed Trump’s criticism of him earlier Friday morning.
“Young Kin (now that’s an interesting take. Sounds Chinese, doesn’t it?) in Virginia couldn’t have won without me,” Trump posted on Truth Social. “I Endorsed him, did a very big Trump Rally for him telephonically, got MAGA to Vote for him – or he couldn’t have come close to winning.”
Trump also wrote: “But he knows that, and admits it. Besides, having a hard time with the Dems in Virginia – But he’ll get it done!”
Sears suggested that Trump leave GOP politics following the midterm election results, in which the GOP under-performed, with much of the criticism aimed at Trump and the quality of candidates he endorsed.
“A true leader understands when they have become a liability,” Sears told Fox News on Thursday. “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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Natalia Mittelstadt graduated from Regent University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communication Studies and Government.
Photo “Glenn Youngkin” by Governor of Virginia. Photo “Donald Trump” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0. Background Photo “Virginia Capitol” by Smash the Iron Cage. CC BY-SA 4.0.