Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governors race | TheHill – The Hill
Democrats are trolling Donald Trump over Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s efforts to distance himself from the former president, including by flying a plane near his Mar-a-Lago resort asking why Youngkin won’t let Trump campaign with him in Virginia.
The Democratic National Committee is behind the effort, which also includes a floating billboard in South Florida that highlights Trump’s endorsement of Youngkin and a mobile billboard that is driving around Mar-a-Lago.
Democrats are trying to make the race between Youngkin and former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe about Trump, believing that’s a way to bring out the Democratic vote in the off-year election next year.
Trump called into a Virginia event on Wednesday to express support for Youngkin, who did not attend the event.
At the same event, attendees pledged allegiance to an American flag claimed to have been flown at the Jan. 6 rally near the U.S. Capitol ahead of the deadly riot there.
Asked about the episode on Thursday, Youngkin noted that he was not involved in the Wednesday rally before saying that his supporters should not have pledged allegiance to a flag that had been carried at the “Stop the Steal” rally that preceded the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
“I wasn’t involved, and so I don’t know,” Youngkin said. “But if that is the case, then we shouldn’t pledge allegiance to that flag. And, oh, by the way, I’ve been so clear, there is no place for violence — none, none — in America today.”