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Gov. Youngkin Responds to Trump's Dig: 'That’s Not the Way I Roll and Not the Way I Behave'

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin dismissively responded to the insults from former President Donald Trump during an unrelated press conference on Friday.

Earlier in the day, Trump had posted about the Republican governor on Truth Social, writing “Young Kin (now that’s an interesting take. Sounds Chinese, doesn’t it?) in Virginia couldn’t have won without me.”

For several days the former president has been striking out at possible candidates that may challenge him for the 2024 Republican nomination, including Gov. Ron DeSantis and Youngkin.

“First of all, I didn’t see it,” said Gov. Youngkin. “Listen, you all know me, I do not call people names. I really work hard to bring people together, and that’s what we’re working on.”

The reporter responded by saying, “well he’s kind of calling you a name.”

“I just, that’s not the way I roll and not the way I behave,” said Youngkin.

Youngkin was also asked about Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears saying that it is time for the party to move on from Trump.

“A true leader understands when they have become a liability. A true leader understands that it’s time to step off the stage. And the voters have given us that very clear message,” Sears said during an appearance on Fox Business. “We have a clear mission, and it is time to move on.”

“A house divided against itself cannot stand. And indeed that’s where we are today,” Sears added.

Sears was previously a staunch advocate of Trump.

For his part, Youngkin declined to express his opinion on the matter — instead saying that he is focused on “bringing people together.”

“I haven’t made any comments on that,” said Youngkin. “Right now what I am focused on is bringing everybody together, post the election, and getting everybody moving.”

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