March 11, 2021
President Trump held a tough line against China’s unfair trade practices, and Youngkin strongly supported him
FALLS CHURCH, VA – Conservative Republican business leader and candidate for Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin today released a new TV and digital ad highlighting President Trump’s remarks in January 2020 thanking Youngkin by name for helping him take on China and get a better trade deal for American workers.
“Better than anyone in this race, I understand the threat posed by China,” said Youngkin. “I know from experience what it takes to hold strong in tough negotiations and get the best deal. When I was co-CEO, I strongly supported President Trump, along with other U.S. business leaders, to take on China and get a better trade deal for American workers. When he signed the deal he thanked me, and honestly, I was just proud that American businesses and families would benefit. Virginia needs a real business leader, and I look forward to using my expertise and experience to serve the people and create jobs as governor.”
When President Trump signed a new Phase One trade deal with China in January 2020, he thanked Youngkin and The Carlyle Group for their support during the negotiations. As governor, Glenn will negotiate deals that put Virginia first and benefit Virginia’s families, workers, and businesses.