The President Tweeted yesterday about “Good Republicans” winning. Who didn’t win? Roy Moore in Alabama and “Virginia candidate” (Ed Gillespie) both lost, the second of which didn’t win because he wasn’t a “Trumper,” as the President noted.
Remember, the Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional races this year. In Senate, I said Roy M would lose in Alabama and supported Big Luther Strange – and Roy lost. Virginia candidate was not a “Trumper,” and he lost. Good Republican candidates will win BIG!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2017
Here’s the problem. When Trump said Moore might lose, it was well before the Washington Post article came out with four accusations of sexual misconduct by Moore against minors. The story stuck throughout the campaign. Despite this, he lost by a mere 1.5%.
Either the President knew about the WaPo article, which is unlikely, or his prediction was made valid by it without his understanding. Moore would have easily won the election had the accusations not come out. For the President to claim that he predicted it without knowing about the WaPo is delusional.
As Breitbart, a pro-Trump news outlet, rightly proclaimed, his Tweet was “weak”:
“Remember, the Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional races this year. In Senate, I said Roy M would lose in Alabama and supported Big Luther Strange – and Roy lost. Virginia candidate was not a ‘Trumper,’ and he lost,” the president’s tweet:
On Friday, the president signed into law the greatest legislative accomplishment of his administration, and the most significant tax reform in the past three decades, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
It was a narrow legislative victory in both houses. In the Senate, the margin was 51 to 48, entirely along partisan lines. On this vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered for the president.