DNC Burns Money to Troll Trump as GOP Virginia Governor Hopeful Seemingly Evades His Support

© REUTERS / Dustin ChambersFormer U.S. President Donald Trump attends a rally in Perry, Georgia, U.S. September 25, 2021
Former U.S. President Donald Trump attends a rally in Perry, Georgia, U.S. September 25, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 17.10.2021
The Republican candidate has not explicitly rejected the former US president's backing, but the latter has never been seen at rallies in his support either, prompting allegations that the GOP hopeful is trying to distance himself from the ex-POTUS.
The Democratic National Committee has apparently spared no resources to try and troll former Republican President Donald Trump over the GOP candidate for Virginia governor seemingly evading his support. A plane with an ad reading: "why won't [GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn] Youngkin let Trump campaign in VA" was spotted flying near the Mar-a-Lago resort – one of the ex-commander-in-chief's favourite residences.
In addition, the DNC bought a floating billboard in southern Florida, where the resort is located, and hired a mobile ad that circulates around Mar-a-Lago, bearing similar messages.
Youngkin himself dodged a direct question about Trump's absence at rallies in his support even though the former president's backing is believed to boost the chances of a Republican candidate winning. However, the Virginia gubernatorial hopeful said he won't reject Trump's praise, if it comes.
"Anybody who calls me a good man, I so appreciate it, including President Trump".
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin speaks during a campaign event in McLean, Virginia, U.S., July 14, 2021. - Sputnik International
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The former president actually extended his support to Youngkin as he called an event in Virginia this week. However, the Republican candidate himself did not attend it.
US President Donald Trump speaks during his address to the nation from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, on August 21, 2017. - Trump Monday left the door open to a possible political agreement with the Taliban, in an address to the nation on America's strategy in the 16-year Afghan conflict. Some day, after an effective military effort, perhaps it will be possible to have a political sentiment that includes elements of the Taliban in Afghanistan, he said. - Sputnik International, 1920, 09.09.2021
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According to polls, Youngkin has been narrowing the gap between him and his rival, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who was Virginia's governor between 2014 and 2018. While the Democrats have been trying to paint Youngkin as a "Trump wannabe", the GOP candidate has criticised McAuliffe and the Democrats for their "intrusive" governance, namely over the vaccination mandates issued by President Joe Biden (and which McAuliffe supports).
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