Jim Gilmore officially endorses Trump

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore on Friday officially endorsed Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDACA recipient claims Trump is holding ‘immigrant youth hostage’ amid quest for wall Lady Gaga blasts Pence as ‘worst representation of what it means to be Christian’ We have a long history of disrespecting Native Americans and denying their humanity MORE, though he has been a vocal supporter of the Republican nominee for months.


“I want to clear up any confusion that may exist about my position on the November election,” Gilmore said in a Facebook post. 

“While I hadn't been formally asked to do so, today I wanted to make clear that I endorse the Republican nominee, Donald Trump for the Presidency and I urge every voter in the Commonwealth of Virginia to join me in doing so.”

Gilmore went on to detail the myriad of ways he has helped the Trump campaign, including serving on its agricultural committee and stumping for the mogul throughout Virginia — though he maintains that he hadn’t officially endorse Trump until now. He also mentions serving on a campaign committee “that hasn’t been announced yet.”

“With my time and my sweat equity, I have endorsed Mr. Trump against Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIdentity politics and the race for the Democratic nomination O'Rourke’s strategy: Show Americans the real Beto Conservatives pound BuzzFeed, media over Cohen report MORE and to clear up any confusion, I do so again with this statement,” he said.

Gilmore, who dropped out of the Republican presidential primary in February, is scheduled to appear with Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceLady Gaga blasts Pence as ‘worst representation of what it means to be Christian’ CNN's Tapper denies media 'hysteria' over BuzzFeed report Trump defends immigration proposal against 'amnesty' criticism from conservatives MORE (R-Ind.) on Saturday at a rally in Paris, Va.