Trump: If my base turns out to vote for Youngkin, he will win VA gubernatorial race

"I think he should win," Trump said of Glenn Youngkin.

Updated: October 31, 2021 - 3:36pm

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Former President Trump said in an interview on Saturday that Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin will win if his base turns out to vote.

"I think he's gonna do very well," Trump said of Youngkin on Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine".

Trump compared former Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's comment in a debate with Youngkin, saying parents shouldn't tell schools what to teach their children, to Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" comment of Trump supporters during the 2016 presidential race.

"Look, McAuliffe made a tremendous mistake. But it's really probably not a mistake from his standpoint. He believes it." 

"I heard that statement, I said is that going to be bad, is that going to be like 'deplorable'?" Trump said. "Remember when Hillary made the statement 'deplorable'? That's not a nice word, and it blew up."

Referring to Youngkin, Trump said, "I think he should win. I mean, he should win. I'll be honest, my base has to turn out. If my base turns out, he's gonna win. And I hope they turn out. I really want them to turn out."