The Christmas break is giving President Trump more free time with his phone, so we all know what that means: more insane tweets and more factual misrepresentations! (Santa needs to deliver some more synonyms for “lies” this year since we’ve used the others so much that they’re getting a little tired.)
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
The logic behind making a claim in your first sentence and then proving it wrong in the following sentence is the kind of Jedi mind trick that shows that Trump must now think that his followers will believe everything he says even if he contradicts himself to hold two opposing ideas at the same time.
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First of all, there were 7 Congressional special elections this year to replace congressional legislators who either took new jobs in the state or federal government or retired, not five, so that would be a 5-2 record, not 5-0. Democrats won in California’s 34th and, in case you forgot, the Alabama Senate race. Trump also blatantly ignores the fact that some of these races were nail-bitingly close in areas that were previously Republican strongholds, like the Georgia Sixth, South Carolina Fifth, and Kansas Fourth.
That Roy Moore loss? Bringing that up right after he claims a 5-0 victory record just makes the President look like either a liar or a disastrous failure as a statistician. And while, yes, Trump supported Luther Strange in the primary, he was all in for Moore in the general election and is simply too chicken shit to own up to the loss and his own responsibility for it.
Ed Gillespie, the Virginia candidate who was not a “Trumper,” may have avoided the President out of political expediency, but his policy positions and campaign tactics were straight out of the Trump playbook. It’s just another case of the President’s inability to accept responsibility for anything he touches that fails miserably, which is just about everything he touches.
The only kernel of truth in the entire tweet is the final line: “Good Republican candidates will win BIG!” The catch here is that the term “Good Republican candidates” is an oxymoron. Like the unicorn, the minotaur, and the griffin, it’s a mythical beast that simply does not exist. Or, to be more charitable, let’s compare the idea of a “Good Republican candidate” to a stegosaurus, an extinct rather than mythical beast, out of deference to President Lincoln.