Trump gathers Virginia supporters to vote for Glenn Youngkin

Former President Donald Trump spoke to supporters in Virginia via a “tele-rally” Monday night just before the critical Virginia governor race, and encourages his “big, giant, beautiful base” to vote for Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin.

“This is your chance to break the grip of the radical left they have on the Commonwealth,” Trump said in the phone call. “You can send a very strong message to Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, AOC plus three. You have to send a message to this really corrupt media.”

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“Tomorrow I would like to ask everyone to come out and vote for Glenn Youngkin. He’s a great guy,” the former president added.

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“Glenn Youngkin had a hugely successful business career that most of you know,” Trump said, describing the Republican as “good in terms of jobs and taxes, and he promised that Youngkin will” make Virginia truly the envy of the world. . “

Trump cracked down on Youngkin’s Democratic opponent, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

“Very shady Terry McAuliffe, I know him very well,” the former president said. “He was not a successful governor, he was not a good governor, but he has gotten worse. He has made a corrupt trade with the radical left, the extremists who control the Democratic Party.”

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Trump warned that McAuliffe “seeks to raise your taxes massively,” that he will be “weak against crime,” and that “he will smash your second amendment.”

US President Joe Biden and Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe interact on stage at a meeting in Arlington, Virginia, USA on October 26, 2021. REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst

US President Joe Biden and Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe interact on stage at a meeting in Arlington, Virginia, USA on October 26, 2021. REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst

Then the former president turned to education, arguably the key issue in the race.

He called McAuliffe an “excuse” for critical race theory and noted that the Democrat is now “trying to get out of it because he sees what it does” to his polls.

Trump quoted McAulife’s infamous statement from a September debate: “I do not think parents should tell schools what to teach.”

“That means all these school boards … are listening to a lot of angry parents,” the former president remarked. “We do not want that. We want there to be harmony and peace.”

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Trump concluded by warning that the far left is aiming to “literally abolish the suburbs as you know them today,” by banning single-family homes.

He urged the Virginians to vote for Youngkin and the Republicans “up and down the ballot.”

“If you vote to keep the radical Democrat machine in power, they will completely destroy the very special place where you live,” Trump warned. “You will be completely powerless to stop them.”

Virginia Republican Gov. nominee Glenn Youngkin speaks at a campaign event at Old Town Alexandria's Farmers Market in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, on October 30, 2021.

Virginia Republican Gov. nominee Glenn Youngkin speaks at a campaign event at Old Town Alexandria’s Farmers Market in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, on October 30, 2021.
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Joe Biden won Virginia by ten points last year, and McAuliffe has repeatedly attacked Youngkin by tying him to Trump. While McAuliffe brought President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and former President Barack Obama out to campaign with him, Youngkin has mostly focused on Virginia issues, and he did not bring Trump to Virginia.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this story.

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