Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.


WATCH: Trump Seizes Historic Gains In The Senate – Here’s The Breakdown

President Trump held a lengthy post-election press conference this morning.

There were some sparks flying with reporters, including CNN’s Jim Acosta. Of course, that’s what is making headlines right now.

But there are other things to note in the presser.

Like the ‘Trump Effect’ on candidates.

The President was vigorously campaigning for candidates right up until the very end, holding massive rallies across the country.

Speaking in the East Room of the White House, Trump said that he held 30 rallies for Republicans the last 60 days and, “We saw candidates that I supported achieve tremendous success last night.”

“This vigorous campaigning stopped the blue wave that they talked about. I don’t know if there ever was such a thing, but there could have been if we didn’t do the campaigning,” the president said.

Trump earlier took to Twitter to congratulate Republican winners, to bid adieu to Republican losers who didn’t embrace him and to say that now he has a clear path toward “foreign nations (friends) that were waiting me out, and hoping, on Trade Deals.”
Source: ABC News

President Trump gives kudos to those that stood with him and rubbed salt in the wound to those that didn’t want to associate themselves with him:

Here’s the list of the GOP candidates that lost, likely from distancing themselves from Trump.

“Peter Roskam didn’t want the embrace. Erik Paulsen didn’t want the embrace.” Trump said in a press conference on Wednesday. “Mia Love gave me no love.”

Illinois Rep Peter Roskam, Minnesota Rep Erik Paulsen, Utah Rep. Mia Love and Virginia Rep Barbara Comstock were among the Republicans that lost their re-election campaigns after rebuffing Mr Trump.

Mr Trump also rebuked Republican New Jersey Senate candidate Bob Hugin who fell short of ousting Democrat incumbent Senator Bob Menendez.

Source: Uk Independent

President Trump also mentioned Mike Kauffman, who was 9 points behind his opponent in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, John Faso of New York’s 19th Congressional District, and Carlos Curbelo who lost in Florida’s 26th Congressional District by just 4100 votes.

Mitch McConnell acknowledges President Trump’s role in making the gains in the Senate.

And yes, the gains are unusual.

Republicans seem to have gained 3 — possibly even 4 — Senate seats in a midterm election.

That. Is. Huge.

It’s only the third time in the past 100 years that the party holding the White House has gained seats in the Senate in a mid-term election while losing seats the House. The same split outcome also occurred in 1970, 1962 and 1914.

Historically the party in the White House has lost badly in midterms, especially when a president’s job-approval rating was below 50% as it is now with Trump. The president’s party has lost an average of 37 seats since the end of World War Two.

In a long and contentious press conference, Trump on Wednesday insisted the Republican gains in the Senate marked “a great victory,” noting how often the president’s party tends to suffer in midterm elections. He credited himself with helping to limit Republican losses.

Source: MarketWatch

So, buck up, kiddos.

Besides, Donald J. Trump absolutely thrives when he has opposition.

And now, we kick it up for 2020, amirite?

By the way, since Facebook has unpublished ClashDaily’s page, your best bet to keep in the loop is to Subscribe to our ClashDaily Newsletter right here:

Become a Clash Insider!

Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we’ll make sure to keep you in the loop.

We’re also moving onto a new platform, MeWe. It’s like Facebook without the data breaches and censorship.

Sign up and you can still get all the ClashDaily goodness by joining our MeWe group.

Do you love what we’re doing at Clash?

Do you want to kick in to our ‘war chest’ so that we Happy Warriors can maximize the size of the footprint we leave on Leftism’s backside? Here’s a link for ya to do just that.

Stay Rowdy!

K. Walker

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker

Related Articles