J.D. Vance, who recently announced his bid for the open Ohio senate seat becoming the fifth GOP candidate, apologized for past social media posts that criticized then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. “Like a lot of people, I criticized Trump back in 2016,” said Vance, author of best-selling book “Hillbilly Elegy.” Vance’s 2016 memoir in part explained why many past Democrats living in areas that had been economically neglected by lawmakers voted to elect Trump in 2016. “Like a lot of people, I criticized Trump back in 2016, and I ask folks not to judge me based on what I said in 2016, because I’ve been very open about the fact that I did say those critical things and I regret them, and I regret being wrong about the guy,” said Vance during a Fox News interview during the July 4 weekend. “I think that he was a good president. I think …

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