Former president Donald Trump gloated Tuesday night as results from the Virginia gubernatorial race trickled in.
With 85 percent of precincts reporting, Trump-backed Republican Glenn Youngkin maintained a solid lead over Democrat Terry McAuliffe, in a state that Trump lost by 10 points in 2020.
"It is looking like Terry McAuliffe's campaign against a certain person named 'Trump' has very much helped Glenn Youngkin," Trump said in a statement from his Save America PAC. "All McAuliffe did was talk Trump, Trump, Trump and he lost! What does that tell you, Fake News? I guess people running for office as Democrats won't be doing that too much longer. I didn't even have to go rally for Youngkin, because McAuliffe did it for me. Thank you to the MAGA voters for turning out big!"
A few reactions from Twitter below.
It tells me that white racism and Nazi book burners are still trying to overthrow America.https://twitter.com/reallizusa/status/1455706893293395973\u00a0\u2026— James Laidlaw (@James Laidlaw) 1635906993
No more pretend voter fraud? Elections are legit when you win but rigged when you don't?— E.Didrik (@E.Didrik) 1635902737
Youngkin didn't even want Trump there, dumbo. And he won.\n\nLikewise, that tells us if you keep Trump away from things, you win.— Pat D. (@Pat D.) 1635903127
Counterpoint: \n\nYoungkin didn\u2019t let Trump canvas because he\u2019s a toxic turd who lost control of the Senate, House, and Presidency, and he won #VAgov— libbynyc (@libbynyc) 1635907358
@TwitterSafety I thought this guy was banned from this platform.— \ud83d\udc9bMilliegrayce\ud83d\udc99 (@\ud83d\udc9bMilliegrayce\ud83d\udc99) 1635903080