UPDATED 9:33 AM PT – Wednesday, November 3, 2021
The 45th president gave himself a pat on the back for helping Republican Glenn Youngkin get elected in Virginia. Donald Trump released a statement Tuesday, thanking his base for showing up to the polls and voting for the Republican. He noted, if it was not for his supporters Youngkin would not have been close to winning.
Youngkin welcomed Trump’s endorsement during his bid, but never campaigned with him. He said the MAGA movement is bigger and stronger than ever before while thanking those in the commonwealth of Virginia as well as the MAGA voters.
President Donald J. Trump:
"I would like to thank my BASE for coming out in force and voting for Glenn Youngkin. Without you, he would not have been close to winning. The MAGA movement is bigger and stronger than ever before… pic.twitter.com/c8Si5jwZTb
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) November 3, 2021
The 45th president went on to ensure that Youngkin will be a great governor. Meanwhile, this huge GOP win in Virginia is a indicator of what may happen in the 2022 midterm elections.
In an interview Tuesday, GOP pollster Frank Luntz said Republicans will try to keep the momentum going as Democrats face a rough road ahead. The pollster added, the outcome of Virginia’s off-year election is usually a predictor of which party will be victorious in the following year’s midterms.
“There have been four times when the party that has been on the outs has won the House from the predicted incumbents; four times in the 50 years,” he explained. “Every one of those four times, 100 percent Virginia has predicted the outcome.”…The Vice President (Kamala Harris) herself said that Virginia is going to tell what’s going to happen in 2022.”
Luntz went on to say the GOP’s victory in Virginia is a huge wake up call for Democrats as they push for higher spending and policies which will raise taxes.