Democrats mock Donald Trump over Virginia governor race, flying a plane with a banner near Mar-a-Lago

Asia's Tech News Daily

© Getty Images GOP gubernatorial candidate Gregg Youngkin (L), Former President Donald Trump (R). Getty Images

  • Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin has attempted to distance himself from Donald Trump.
  • The Democratic National Committee has mocked Trump about this by flying a plane with a banner near Mar-a-Lago.
  • The Virginia governor race between Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe is currently neck-in-neck.

Democrats have been mocking Donald Trump over gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s attempts to distance himself from the former president.

Republican Glenn Youngkin is currently running for governor in Virginia against former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who held the position from 2014-2018.

Although Trump has endorsed Youngkin and called him a “great gentleman,” the Republican candidate has subtly tried to disassociate himself from the former president.

The Democratic National Committee flew a plane near Trump’s Florida resort Mar-a-Lago, carrying a banner that read, “why won’t Youngkin let Trump campaign in VA?”

-DNC War Room (@DNCWarRoom) October 16, 2021

They also erected a billboard in Florida to highlight the former president’s endorsement of Youngkin, believing that associating him with Trump will damage his chances in the November 2 election.

On Thursday, Youngkin criticized attendees of a recent GOP “Take Back Virginia” rally who pledged allegiance to a flag that was said to have been flown on January 6 near the Capitol.

“It is weird and wrong to pledge allegiance to a flag connected to January 6,” Youngkin said. “As I have said many times before, the violence that occurred on January 6 was sickening and wrong.”

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon appeared at the rally and Donald Trump called in on a phone line.

Trump endorsed Youngkin on the call and said, “We’ve got to get him in. I know Terry McAuliffe very well and he was a lousy governor.”

On Thursday, Youngkin avoided answering questions about whether he wanted Trump to campaign for him.

“Anybody who calls me a good man, I so appreciate it, including President Trump,” he eventually replied, according to The Hill.

The Republican candidate has also previously acknowledged Joe Biden’s presidential victory in 2020, putting him at odds with Donald Trump and his allies, who continue to make baseless claims about the election being fraudulent.

Youngkin’s decision to distance himself from Trump is likely because of the former president’s unpopularity in the state.

Democrats had growing success in Virginia during the Trump presidency. In the 2017 governor race, Democratic Ralph Northam defeated the Republican nominee by the largest margin for a Democrat since 1985.

The party then took full control of the state legislature in 2019, and Joe Biden won the state with a solid margin in the 2020 presidential election.

Youngkin is likely aware that the associations with Trump will not help his chances of winning the race, which according to recent polls, is currently neck-in-neck.

Glenn Youngkin, a former private equity executive and first-time political candidate, has been able to unite the party’s business class and its dominant Trump wing, Insider’s John L. Dorman recently reported.

Youngkin’s approach, along with Biden’s sagging ratings, has made the Virginia election very competitive.

Read the original article on Business Insider

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

NordicTrack Studio Cycle now $700 off for Cyber Monday

With this Cyber Monday NordicTrack exercise bike deal, you can save on a piece of fitness equipment that lets you cycle behind a professional mountain biker down the slopes of ... Read more »

Revlon's popular 2-in-1 hair brush dryer is just $22 during Cyber Monday

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. © Revlon Revlon © Provided by Business Insider ... Read more »

Duterte to Filipinos: Become a hero like Bonifacio

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday urged Filipinos to emulate Andres Bonifacio’s “strong sense of civic duty, courage, love of country” as he joined the nation in commemorating the 158th birth ... Read more »

Indian wedding guests can't leave buffet as fire rages

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo This is the hilarious moment that two guests at an Indian wedding tuck into the free buffet – despite a massive fire raging ... Read more »

Vale David Dalaithngu: the inimitable actor who changed the movies, and changed us

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images In the 1976 classic Storm Boy, the great Yolŋu actor David Dalaithngu delivers a line that became immortalised in Australian cinema. ... Read more »

A NASA astronaut is set to become the first Black woman to live and work at the International Space Station

© NASA/Bill Ingalls NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins poses for a portrait, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in the Blue Flight Control Room at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA/Bill Ingalls ... Read more »

Jack steps back

© Photo by MARCO BELLO/AFP via Getty Images One day in 2011, Jack Dorsey called an all-hands meeting at Twitter. The company was in the middle of a push to ... Read more »

This Woman Spent Years Hiding Her 2 Ostomy Pouches—Then She Realized She Was Beautiful Just the Way She Is

© Joanna Burgess Joanna Burgess-Stocks already had an ostomy pouch for urine since childhood—but when she was in her 30s, she found out she needed a second one for feces. ... Read more »

Who is Parag Agrawal, Dorsey's choice to head Twitter

© Provided by Khaleej Times Parag Agrawal. Indian-origin technology executive Parag Agrawal has been appointed as the new CEO of Twitter after the social media giant’s co-founder J on Monday. ... Read more »

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi wins his seventh Ballon d'Or

© Provided by Khaleej Times Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi poses after being awarded the Ballon d’Or in Paris. (AFP) Argentina’s Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or award for ... Read more »

US orders new review of deadly 2019 airstrike in Syria

© Provided by Khaleej Times US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin. — AP file US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered a new review of a US airstrike in Syria in ... Read more »

The 5 Best Cyber Monday Air Purifier Deals to Shop Right Now

© Getty Images Mold, pet dander, and allergens are no match for these picks. © Provided by Health Getty Images health – 85 Available at Amazon health – 250 BUY ... Read more »

5 Ancestry and Health DNA Kits That Are Heavily Discounted Right Now—Up to Half-Off

© Amazon Learn what makes you, well, you. © Provided by Health Amazon health – $99 Available at Amazon health – 49 Available at Amazon health – 95 Available at ... Read more »

What Is the COVID-19 Omicron Variant?

© Getty Images – Design: Alex Sandoval A lot of the details on Omicron variant symptoms and transmissibility remain unclear — here’s what’s known so far. © Provided by Shape Getty ... Read more »

Jacksonville State hires Rich Rodriguez as head coach

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jacksonville State has hired former major college head coach Rich Rodriguez to lead its program into the FBS level. Rodriguez is a former coach at Arizona, ... Read more »

'Crypto Bill Description on Banning Private Crypto Was a Mistake': Ex-Fin Secy who Drafted Bill

© Provided by News18 ‘Crypto Bill Description on Banning Private Crypto Was a Mistake’: Ex-Fin Secy who Drafted Bill With the winter session of the Parliament officially kick-starting, I sat ... Read more »

Petrol, diesel prices today: Rates constant on 30 November, check here what you need to pay in your city

© Provided by Firstpost Petrol, diesel prices today: Rates constant on 30 November, check here what you need to pay in your city Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged for ... Read more »

Singapore says two travellers to Sydney with Omicron transited at Changi

FILE PHOTO: People pass the control tower of Singapore‘s Changi Airport SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore's health ministry said two travellers from Johannesburg who tested positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant ... Read more »

How have Australia's international travel rules changed in response to Omicron?

Photograph: Mark Baker/AP We explain what border restrictions have changed and what the new Covid variant means for visa holders planning to travel to Australia Download the free Guardian app; ... Read more »

Coalition's proposed parliamentary calendar has just 10 sitting days in first half of 2022

Labor has criticised the Coalition for proposing a parliamentary sitting calendar for next year that includes just 10 sitting days before August if an election is called immediately after the ... Read more »

Covid UK: coronavirus cases, deaths and vaccinations today

Coronavirus has hit the UK hard, with the country recording more than 10m cases and 140,000 deaths linked to the disease. The government figures below include confirmed cases only – ... Read more »

Celltrion signs COVID-19 antibody therapy supply deals with Europe

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Celltrion is seen at the company’s headquarters in Incheon By Sangmi Cha SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean biotech company Celltrion's distribution arm has signed supply ... Read more »

Amazon has slashed prices up to 45 percent off electric Oral-B toothbrushes — but only for Cyber Monday

We may receive commission from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. The question is, which toothbrush will you choose? (Photo: Amazon) Keeping ... Read more »

Eine Rolex vom finnischen Transferwühltisch für Langnau

© ANTHONY ANEX/KEYSTONE Schon eine Weile her: Vili Saarijärvi für Finnland im Duell mit dem Schweizer Robin Fuchs an der U 18 Eishoecky-WM 2015. Hat Langnau seinen ausländischen Verteidiger für ... Read more »

Colts coach Frank Reich: Few regrets over not running the ball in loss to Buccaneers

INDIANAPOLIS — The number was hard to ignore. Twenty-six or twenty-seven passing plays in a row, depending on whether or not a Carson Wentz scramble that was nullified by a ... Read more »

All the best iPhone Cyber Monday deals you can still shop right now

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. If you’ve been holding out for a new Apple iPhone, the ... Read more »

SAHRC UNREST HEARING: Ground was fertile for uprising, shack dweller president says

© Provided by Daily News DURBAN – President of Abahlali baseMjondolo, S’bu Zikode, said on Monday that the atmosphere in the country and particularly KwaZulu-Natal was fertile ground for an ... Read more »

Who is Parag Agrawal? The new Twitter CEO replacing Jack Dorsey

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Ellian Raffoul/AP Jack Dorsey has stepped down as CEO of Twitter and passed the baton to the relatively unknown executive Parag Agrawal. Agrawal, who ... Read more »

From tents to tallest building: UAE's 'remarkable' 50-year rise

© Giuseppe CACACE People walk next to a monument at Dubai Expo 2020, on November 28, 2021, celebrating the upcoming United Arab Emirates’ 50th anniversary which falls on December 2 ... Read more »

‘Historic': ALL THREE Price sisters on M-Net's ‘Legacy' are pregnant [pics]

© Provided by The South African Legacy actresses, Reandi Grey, Jay Anstey, and Mary-Anne Barlow surprised Soapville last night (29 November) when they announced they’re all pregnant.    The trio’s pregnancies were unexpected because best friends, Reandi Grey and Jay ... Read more »

After mother and son killed days apart, Roseland community seeks answers to violence

Kevin Tinker was a quiet boy who cared for his younger siblings and spent a lot of time playing with friends, his elementary school principal said. On Nov. 21, Kevin’s ... Read more »

Nordstrom Has Thousands of Men's Clothing Deals for Cyber Monday – Here Are the 50 We're Shopping Tonight

© Courtesy of Nordstrom Table of Contents Accessories Men’s Shoe Deals Sweaters & Sweatshirts Activewear Deals Men’s Sneakers Pants and Jeans Shirts Jackets  Slippers  Socks and Underpants Skin Care Gift ... Read more »

Chris Cuomo's role advising brother Andrew Cuomo will be reviewed by CNN

CNN said Monday that it will evaluate new information that sheds light on how anchor Chris Cuomo sought to help his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, amid a ... Read more »

Boys In The Boat Release Date, Cast, And Plot - What We Know So Far

Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images A great sports story is something to behold. Watching an underdog competitor like Rocky Balboa beat the odds and become a true champion is one of ... Read more »

Zach Wilson needs to show improvement for himself and for Jets

Zach Wilson returned on Sunday after missing four games with a knee injury. But was he better than when he left? This is undoubtedly a question the Jets’ coaches are ... Read more »

Rangers' Artemi Panarin still hoping to play for Russia in 2022 Olympics

Artemi Panarin expressed earlier this season that he wants to play for Russia in the 2022 Beijing Olympics, but there was speculation he wouldn’t be invited given his public opposition ... Read more »

James Bradberry's bell-answering performance key to Giants' win

There was an emerging star in the secondary in Xavier McKinney. There was a versatile and heady youngster in Julian Love, filling in capably with Logan Ryan unavailable. But there ... Read more »

Walliser Staatsrat Darbellay kritisiert Quarantäne-Regelungen

© KEYSTONE/JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT Der Walliser Staatsrat Christophe Darbellay kritisiert die Quarantäne-Regelungen der Schweiz wegen der Omikron-Variante des Coronavirus. Er sprach in einem Interview von einem “schweren Schlag für den Walliser ... Read more »

Bankston carries Norfolk St. over Grambling St. 70-63

PHOENIX (AP) — Kris Bankston matched his career high with 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Norfolk State topped Grambling 70-63 at the HBCU Challenge on Monday. Tyrese Jenkins ... Read more »

Boston scores 29, leads No. 1 Gamecocks past NC A&T 79-42

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston scored a career-high 29 points on 13-of-13 shooting and powered No. 1 South Carolina to a 79-42 victory over North Carolina A&T on Monday ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic