President Trump Endorses Denver Riggleman

President Trump on Tuesday announced his support for freshman GOP Rep. Denver Riggleman.

Trump praised Riggleman, who represents Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, as a “true CONSERVATIVE leader” in a tweet, stating that he has his “Total Endorsement” during the next election cycle.

“Congressman @Denver4VA Riggleman is a true CONSERVATIVE leader who has done a great job for Virginia and will support our #MAGA Agenda. He defends our right to bear arms, protect our Borders & help small businesses. Denver has my Total Endorsement!” Trump tweeted.

Riggleman, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, said he did not expect the endorsement, but noted he has been working closely with the White House on a number of issues.

“Pretty incredible, it surprised today, and it came out but we’ve had a really good relationship with the White House legislative staff,” he told The Hill.

“We’ve been working on a lot together and he’s pretty smart, you know he wants to clear the field of primary so he can go forward and we can keep the House, so it was a good endorsement to have today.”

When asked how Trump’s endorsement would impact his race, Riggleman responded: “What race?”