Progressive PAC to air ad trolling Donald Trump for Virginia no-show
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Trump hasn’t visited Virginia in person ahead of next month's gubernatorial election, and reportedly has no plans to do so.

A progressive super PAC is out with a new ad, “Trump in Hiding,” hitting Mar-a-Lago resident and former President Donald Trump for declining to hold an in-person rally ahead of the much-watched Virginia Governor’s race.

Trump did call in to a rally hosted by supporters of Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin earlier this month. But despite holding in-person rallies elsewhere in the U.S., Trump hasn’t visited Virginia in person and reportedly has no plans to do so.

That’s led MeidasTouch, a group which routinely targets the former President, to roast Trump’s decision not to hold an in-person campaign for one of the most watched races in the country this year. The group says it has spent five figures to air the ad on Fox News, prodding the former President on the nation’s largest conservative news network.

“Donald, why are you so scared to go to Virginia?” the ad’s narrator begins. “Is it because you know Glenn Youngkin wants nothing to do with you? Or is it because your loser stench rubs off on everyone you touch? President (Barack) Obama is showing up. President (Joe) Biden is showing up. Dr. (Jill) Biden is showing up. Stacey Abrams is showing up. If you weren’t too weak or scared or washed up, you would get to Virginia fast. But you won’t. Instead, you’re just phoning it in like a coward.”

Of course, Biden beat Trump in Virginia last year by double digits. That’s likely a factor in Youngkin’s decision not to appear in person with Trump ahead of the Nov. 2 contest.

Polls show the contest between Youngkin and Former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe could be close. Trump may show up in the state, according to John Fredericks, Trump’s former Virginia campaign chairman. But that likely won’t happen until after Election Day.

“Is Trump going to come to Virginia? Yes. But it will be after the election for a victory rally,” Fredericks told the Associated Press.

Ryan Nicol

Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to [email protected]


3 comments

  • Ron Ogden

    October 21, 2021 at 6:37 am

    “Progressive PAC to air ad taunting Donald Trump for Virginia no-show”
    And progressive FLAPOL to ape it–moronically. Pity you can’t come up with some fresh reporting.

  • Ron Ogden

    October 21, 2021 at 7:41 am

    The three Meiselas boys whom you so glibly quote are a trio of left wing media manipulators who work in the heart of the proggie-dom for, among others Colin “Used-to-be-a-quarterback” Kapernick and Ellen “We All Hate Her” DeGeneres. They started a PAC last year and they are trying to keep some attention, surviving on Act Blue money and a few crumbs from old hippies living on the East Coast.

  • Zhombre

    October 21, 2021 at 10:05 am

    If Trump had appeared, these repugnant partisan hyenas would’ve trolled Youngkin as a Trump bootlicker.

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