Former President Donald Trump spoke out Monday, one day before the much-hyped election for Virginia’s governor. While he threw his support behind Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin, he criticized Fox News and preemptively cast doubt on the election process overall.
“The Fake News media, together with some of the perverts doing ads ad nauseam on primarily Fox (Fox shouldn’t take those ads!), are trying to create an impression that Glenn Youngkin and I are at odds and don’t like each other. Importantly, this is not true, we get along very well together and strongly believe in many of the same policies. Especially when it comes to the important subject of education,” Trump said in a statement sent to his email distribution list.
The former president went on, “The reason the Fake News and perverts are working over time is to try and convince people that we do not like each other, and therefore, my great and unprecedented Make America Great Again base will not show up to vote. Also, I am not a believer in the integrity of Virginia’s elections, lots of bad things went on, and are going on. The way you beat it is to flood the system and get out and vote. Remember this, Glenn Youngkin is a good man, a hardworking man, a successful man. He loves Virginia and wants to cut your taxes, save your children’s education, and many other very good things. Terry McAuliffe is a low-life politician who lies, cheats, and steals. He was a terrible high-tax governor and would be, if elected, an even worse governor again. I say to all of our millions of followers, don’t listen to the Fake News and misleading advertisements written largely by already-acknowledged perverts. Get out and vote for a man who will be a great governor, Glenn Youngkin!”
In saying “lots of bad things went on,” Trump again cast doubt on the American electoral process, which he began doing before he lost to President Joe Biden in November of last year. Since that election, he has baselessly claimed that he lost because of widespread fraud and the election was somehow rigged.
As Politico points out, Youngkin has not mentioned Trump much in the final weeks of campaigning and there has been chatter about whether they get along.