Donald Trump attacked Virginia Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin and Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears, with the former president defending himself amid backlash over the intermediate results.
while sharing Newsweek In an article on Truth Social, Trump criticized her for how many MAGA Republicans criticized Sears after she publicly criticized Trump following her poor performance in the Republican midterm elections. Attacked as “fake” and renewed attack on Youngkin.
Trump endorsed Youngkin in the 2021 gubernatorial race against Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, but Youngkin has either fully embraced the former president’s backing or endorsed his MAGA agenda that appeals to independent moderate voters. It looked like he didn’t.
Sears, who traveled across the country to endorse Trump in the 2020 presidential election, blamed the former president for being “responsible” after the midterm elections. Almost a week later, it predictably failed to win a majority in the House.
“I never had a good thing to say about Winsome Sears. I always thought she was fake. Now I know she’s fake,” Trump wrote to Truth Social.
“When I helped Youngkin race and endorsed him and did a statewide tele-rally attended by hundreds of thousands of people, he wrote me a very nice letter thanking me for the help. Winsome without trump MAGA showed up big but it didn’t get rated.Sorry Winsome, Glenn, but we won’t let that happen.
An article Trump shared on social media documents the backlash Sears faced after Sears criticized him in an interview with Fox News on Nov. 10.
“Voters have spoken and said they want another leader,” Sears said. I understand, and voters have given us that very clear message.”
Sears noted that many of Trump’s backed candidates were “completely undermatched” in the national campaign, and the Republican Party suffered the widely predicted and stark deficit.
“We have a clear mission and it’s time to move on,” she added.
Conservative political consultant Alex Brusewitz was among those who criticized former President Sears’ conviction.
“If you’re not paying attention, the swamp is running a coordinated campaign to push disingenuous points about Donald Trump.
“Winsome Sears, backed by the MAGA movement, has been ripped off the latest. The anti-Trump energy of 2015/2016 is back. They won’t succeed.”
This isn’t the first time Trump has gone after Jonkin following the midterm election results.
In a Nov. 11 post on Truth Social, Trump explained that Youngkin “wouldn’t have won without me” in 2021, and also said the Virginia governor’s name is “Sounds Chinese.”
“I endorsed him, did a very big trump rally for him over the phone and got MAGA to vote for him otherwise he wouldn’t have come close to winning But he knows it and he admits it. The Democratic Party of Virginia — but he’ll get through it,” Trump added.
Newsweek We reached out to Youngkin and Sears for comment.