Trump Just Got Game-Changing News Right Before Biden’s SOTU

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Glenn Youngkin, the governor of Virginia, has given former president Donald J. Trump a strong support, which may help his presidential campaign in a critical swing state. Governor Youngkin formally endorsed Trump on social media, emphasizing the need for cooperation around strong leadership and measures that promote economic development for the country.

Youngkin commended Trump’s term in office, as well as his accomplishments in border security, international leadership, tax cuts, and bringing down American living expenses. With regard to President Joe Biden’s rising expenses of living and open borders, as well as the administration’s shortcomings in global leadership, Youngkin’s endorsement compares Trump’s record with these issues. The Virginia governor made this claim.

“It’s time to unite around strong leadership and policies that grow our great nation, not four more years of President Biden,” Youngkin stated. “Voters in the Commonwealth and across the country have spoken loudly for President Donald J. Trump, and I endorse him for President of the United States.”

Youngkin, the governor of Virginia, has made a name for himself as a prosperous businessman who entered politics. His emphasis on government, education, and the economy has made him popular with both independents and the conventional Republican base.

The endorsement is thought to be a game-changer for Trump’s campaign, especially in Virginia, a battleground state with a long history of influencing presidential election results. With Youngkin’s support, Trump may gain the support of Republican voters and swing independents. Youngkin’s popularity and effective leadership in Virginia could serve as a model for national leadership.

“Thank you to Governor Glenn Youngkin,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “I look forward to working with this fantastic Governor to WIN THE GREAT STATE OF VIRGINIA ON NOVEMBER 5th. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

According to The Washington Post:

Youngkin embraced Trump while seeking the GOP gubernatorial nomination in 2021. But with his red vests and suburban affability, he kept Trump at arm’s length during the general election in purple Virginia.

After flirting last year with his own 2024 presidential bid, Youngkin seemed to offer Republicans a new path that played to the MAGA base but steered away from Trump’s rough edges. In 2022, Trump claimed Youngkin couldn’t have won without him and suggested the governor’s name sounded Chinese.

But Youngkin did not gain traction when he traveled the country in 2022 to help Republican gubernatorial candidates in various states, including some who echoed Trump’s false claim that Democrats stole the 2020 election. Last year, he failed to help the GOP win majorities in the Virginia legislature, and that seemed to cool his own national ambitions.

Democrats responded with great speed. Levar Stoney, the mayor of Richmond, and Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) immediately shared a statement regarding X. Stoney called Youngkin’s support “a slap in the face to millions of Virginians” in the statement.

Prior to the primary contests, Youngkin maintained his objectivity by declaring that, should Trump win the Republican nominee, he would back him.

Republican backers had previously anticipated Youngkin would challenge Trump in the presidential contest. Though many still thought there was a chance for a Republican win, the Democrats’ takeover of the statehouse in November ended the campaign.


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