Oct 26, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump on VA race: Vote GOP to "save our great statues/heritage"

President Trump again waded into the Virginia gubernatorial race on Twitter this morning, attacking Democratic candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on the economy and crime while stating that GOP candidate Ed Gillespie "might even save our great statues/heritage!"

Fact check: Virginia's unemployment currently sits at 3.7% — below the national average of 4.2%. Of course, it's also worth noting that Virginia's population growth slowed in 2016 for the third straight year as more people left the state than moved in, especially in highly-skilled northern Virginia.

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