President Donald Trump teased supporters that he will make a last-minute campaign stop in Arlington, Va., ahead of the state’s competitive gubernatorial race next week.
Trump hinted that he will visit supporters to campaign on behalf of Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin after crowds began chanting “We Love Trump” at Joe Biden’s campaign rally for Democrat challenger Terry McAuliffe in Arlington, a liberal stronghold.
“Chanting, “We love Trump” in Arlington, Va. Thank you, Arlington, see you soon!” Trump wrote in a statement on Wednesday.
Liz Harrington, President Trump’s spokeswoman, tweeted a video showing attendees at the Biden and McAuliffe rally chanting for Trump.
The 45th president’s last appearance in Arlington was nearly one year ago when he visited his re-election headquarters in Rosslyn.
Trump has not yet appeared in-person with Youngkin, but his recent announcement suggests he may do so soon. Youngkin is set to hold multiple small campaign rallies in the lead-up to Election Day on Nov. 2, one of which will be in Arlington.
Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Barack Obama have each made campaign appearances with McAuliffe throughout northern liberal areas of the state in an effort to encourage turnout. If Democrat turnout is lower in northern Virginia, Youngkin will likely win.
Taylor Budowich, Trump’s communications director, tweeted that Trump is looking forward to being back in Virginia and that details of his visit “will be released when appropriate.”
Should Trump visit Virginia, it will likely done soon ahead of the state’s governor’s race, which will occur next week on Tuesday, Nov. 2.