Trump Defends Alabama Senate Defeat: ‘I Said Gillespie and Moore Would Lose’
President Donald Trump kicked off Monday morning as the New York Times recently reported he always does: watching Fox & Friends and tweeting.
This particular Monday, Trump remained fixated on the Alabama Senate race, where his chosen candidate Roy Moore was defeated in a stunning upset by Democrat Doug Jones.
And the president wanted to remind everyone that despite that loss, Republicans are still having a good year:
Remember, Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional Races this year. The media refuses to mention this. I said Gillespie and Moore would lose (for very different reasons), and they did. I also predicted “I” would win. Republicans will do well in 2018, very well! @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2017
After noting Republicans have won five of this year’s Congressional special elections — apparently forgetting Democrat Jimmy Gomez’s win in California — Trump also claimed he had predicted Republican Ed Gillespie’s defeat in Virginia’s gubernatorial election: “I said Gillespie and Moore would lose (for very different reasons), and they did.”
“I also predicted ‘I’ would win,” he added (as usual, no idea why “I” is in quotes here.)
Trump landed on an optimistic note, predicting that Republicans will do well in the 2018 midterms, before concluding “@foxandfriends,” a nod to his favorite breakfast show.
[image via screengrab]
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org