October 14, 2021 News & Press Releases

What People Are Saying About Donald Trump’s Insurrectionist Rally for Glenn Youngkin

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Richmond, VA –– Last night, Donald Trump joined a rally for Glenn Youngkin to voice his total support for Youngkin and his right wing agenda. Trump has made clear that his top priority for the country is advancing his dangerous election conspiracies. Trump has promised that Glenn Youngkin will implement his agenda here in Virginia, and Glenn Youngkin has made clear Trump's agenda is his top priority.

This GOP rally also featured the darkest moment in Glenn Youngkin’s entire campaign: a pledge of allegiance to the Jan. 6th insurrection. This Trumpian extremism belongs nowhere near the governorship –– and Virginia Democrats will not let Youngkin and Trump take control of our commonwealth. 

See below for a recap of coverage about Youngkin and Trump’s unbreakable bond.

The Washington Post: Trump calls in to rally hosted by Bannon for Virginia GOP candidates

The Hill: Trump calls into Take Back Virginia Rally to hype Youngkin

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Trump calls Virginia 'very winnable;' Youngkin skips event, which features claims of election fraud

Rolling Stone: Republicans Pledge Allegiance to Flag Carried on January 6th at Rally Trump Called In To

MSNBC: The GOP's message sharpens as Virginia's gubernatorial election nears

The Washington Post: Opinion: Trump’s latest eruption at Republicans captures a core insight about GOP voters

Vice News: Trump Rally Uses Flag From January 6 for Pledge of Allegiance

ABC News: McAuliffe calls on Youngkin to condemn pledge to flag flown at Jan. 6 rally

Vanity Fair: Virginia Governor Race is Turning Into the Latest Proxy Battle Against Trumpism

Politico: McAuliffe: GOP rally's pledge to Jan. 6 flag was 'racist dog whistle'

Associated Press: GOP’s Youngkin stays away from ‘Take Back Virginia’ rally

Virginia Mercury: In remote address to GOP grassroots organizing event, Trump stumps for Youngkin

Bearing Drift: Who Is the Real Glenn Youngkin?

MediaIte: ​​Trump Rally for Virginia Governor Candidate Featured Pledge to Flag Carried at Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

Newsweek: McAuliffe Says 'Enough Is Enough,' Calls on Youngkin to Denounce Trump's 'Dangerous Lies'