The 'Hillbilly Elegy' author described his 'regret' over the comments – which included calling Trump 'reprehensible' during a Monday appearance on Fox News.
'Like a lot of people, I criticized Trump back in 2016,' Vance said on 'Fox & Friends,' a show that has been a frequent venue for Trump call-in appearances.
'I regret being wrong about the guy.' Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance expressed 'regret' for things he said about Donald Trump in 2016.
'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.'
He continued: 'I think that's 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.'
'I'm sure they'll use it against me,' he said of his GOP primary challengers, saying he is sure they have 'baggage of their own.'
He said the