Donald Trump Blames 'Perverts' for Saying He and Glenn Youngkin Don't Like Each Other

Donald Trump has denied there is a rift between him and Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, saying only the "fake news" media and "perverts" are suggesting one exists.

In a statement, Trump condemned recent political adverts from groups such as The Lincoln Project and MeidasTouch that claimed the reason why Youngkin has not appeared with the former president during his campaign trial is that he is "embarrassed" by Trump and "wants nothing to do" with him.

Trump has frequently backed Youngkin during the election against his Democratic rival Terry McAuliffe. However, despite his huge influence in the Republican party, Youngkin appears to be distancing himself from the twice impeached former president while he attempts to win votes in a state Trump lost to Joe Biden in 2020 by 10 points.

In contrast, McAuliffe—who has campaigned alongside Biden—is using Trump's endorsement of Youngkin to his favor and a way to energize voters in Virginia, where Trump was also beaten by Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

"The Fake News media, together with some of the perverts doing ads ad nauseam on primarily Fox (Fox shouldn't take those ads!), are trying to create an impression that Glenn Youngkin and I are at odds and don't like each other," Trump said.

"Importantly, this is not true, we get along very well together and strongly believe in many of the same policies. Especially when it comes to the important subject of education.

"The reason the Fake News and perverts are working over time is to try and convince people that we do not like each other, and therefore, my great and unprecedented Make America Great Again base will not show up to vote."

Trump also continued to make vague and unsubstantiated remarks that the last presidential election was rigged, claiming that "lots of bad things went on, and are going on" in Virginia.

"The way you beat it is to flood the system and get out and vote," Trump said.

"I say to all of our millions of followers, don't listen to the Fake News and misleading advertisements written largely by already-acknowledged perverts. Get out and vote for a man who will be a great governor, Glenn Youngkin!"

On October 28, Trump had to issue a statement clarifying that he was not suggesting that people should not vote in elections until his false claims of voter fraud are "solved."

"If we don't solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting in '22 or '24. It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do," Trump said on October 15.

In his follow up statement weeks later, Trump said the comments were "in no way meant to imply" he was telling people not to vote, but if what he saw as voter fraud is not fixed then people "may not have the incentive to vote if the election process is not fully remedied, and quickly."

Youngkin has been contacted for comment.

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Donald Trump has denied there is a rift between him and Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin in a statement ahead of Tuesday's election. Anna Moneymaker L/ Elsa/Getty Images