Anyone reading Donald Trump’s Twitter feed on Wednesday morning without knowing the results of the 2018 midterm elections would not only think that the GOP won big, they’d think Trump alone had achieved something big. Fortunately, that just isn’t true.
On Tuesday, Republicans won one seat in the Senate, but hey also lost 23 House seats and may lose as many as 10 more, as well as seven governors. Nancy Pelosi, who Trump repeatedly bashed in rally speeches, will once again serve as speaker of the House in January. The three states that won Trump the presidential election, which include Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, served up sizable victories for Democratic candidates.
Even better, with Democratic control of the House of Representatives, Trump stands to finally be held accountable for his actions. His tax returns will be demanded and disclosed. Trump’s and his family’s violations of the emoluments clause will mean more than just a lawsuit. Any reports released by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into the alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russian government operatives will be taken seriously and not dismissed.
The midterms were not a win for the GOP and certainly not a win for Trump.
As he has done after every special election between November 2016 and the 2018 midterms, Trump once again blamed every Republican loss on a failure of candidates to simply fall in line with his agenda, although some candidates, like Kris Kobach, who have served as Trump puppets lost their seats. The entire political landscape has changed, and it spells bad news for Trump and his GOP friends.
Twitter did not allow Trump to revel in his lies. Read some of their comments below: