Trump: Gillespie ‘will be a great governor’

Greg Nash

President Trump on Thursday again weighed into the Virginia governor’s race, arguing Republican nominee Ed Gillespie “will be a great governor” and slamming Gillespie’s Democratic opponent.

“Ed Gillespie will turn the really bad Virginia economy #’s around, and fast. Strong on crime, he might even save our great statues/heritage!” Trump tweeted.

“Ed Gillespie will be a great Governor of Virginia. His opponent doesn’t even show up to meetings/work, and will be VERY weak on crime!” the president added.

{mosads}Trump has previously tweeted support for Gillespie, who is running against Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) in the Nov. 7 election. 

Northam quickly fired back, pointing to service in the Army and as a physician.

“Don’t talk to me about showing up,” he tweeted.

While Trump has not hit the campaign trail for Gillespie, Vice President Pence stumped for the Republican candidate earlier this month.

Gillespie has had to put some space between himself and Trump, who lost Virginia to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in last year’s presidential election.

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