J.D. Vance, a candidate in Ohio’s Senate race and the author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” apologized Monday for past tweets criticizing former President Donald Trump.
“Like a lot of people, I criticized Trump back in 2016,” Vance said Monday. “And I ask folks not to judge me based on what I said in 2016, because I’ve been very open that I did say those critical things and I regret them, and I regret being wrong about the guy. I think he was a good president, I think he made a lot of good decisions for people, and I think he took a lot of flak.”
“I think … the most important thing, is not what you said five years ago, but whether you’re willing to stand up and take the heat and take the hits for actually defending the interests of the American people,” Vance said.