Pres. Trump tweets in support of Ed Gillespie

President Donald Trump makes a statement about the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — President Donald Trump tweeted in support of republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie Thursday.

Pres.Trump tweeted from the @realDonaldTrump account, “Ralph Northam,who is running for Governor of Virginia,is fighting for the violent MS-13 killer gangs & sanctuary cities. Vote Ed Gillespie!” around 10 p.m.

Gillespie has yet to respond to the tweet as of Friday morning.

Democratic candidate for governor Ralph Northam quoted the tweet, and said “TBH I’ve been expecting this,” then providing a link to donate to his campaign.

Governor Terry McAuliffe also responded, tweeting in support of Northam.

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