Mr. Trump may be gloating about the GOP’s recent Congressional win on the tax reform bill. However, as Trump has already demonstrated many times before, he frequently makes up his own “fake news” too. His latest Twitter rant proves that he really is the dumbest politician to ever hold office or he is truly insane.
On Saturday, Mr. Trump tweeted blatant lies about this year’s Congressional races.
There are a few things wrong with that tweet. First of all, the Republicans are not 5-0 in Congressional seats won this year. The truth is that Democrats won six Congressional seats that were previously seated by Republicans as of September 13, 2017. Since then, Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race on December 12, which adds up to Democrats winning seven seats. This means that Republicans are 0-7 for seats flipped this year.
Additionally, Trump and the GOP are 0-3 for candidates he has endorsed this year. He brags about endorsing Alabama primary candidate Luther Strange. However, Strange lost the race and Trump threw his support around Moore and fully endorsed him. Trump also endorsed the Virginia GOP candidate for governor, Ed Gillespie, but the Democratic candidate Ralph Northam, actually won the race.
Republican candidates did not “win BIG!” in 2017 and most likely will not in 2018 either.
Here is what Twitter had to say about Trump’s fake claims:
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