Donald Trump is taking the results of Tuesday’s election about as well as to be expected from a narcissistic one-term President hellbent on relevance and revenge. A source told CNN’s Jim Acosta that the ex-President is “livid” and “screaming at everyone.”
“They were all bad candidates,” the source said. “Candidates matter.”
“Trump is livid” and “screaming at everyone,” after last night’s disappointing midterm results for GOP, according to a Trump adviser. The adviser went on to slam the former president’s handpicked contenders: “they were all bad candidates.” “Candidates matter,” the adviser said.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 9, 2022
Trump-backed candidates seemed to breeze through their primaries, but the general election was a different story.
Former Trump White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said early on Wednesday that his ex-boss, Donald Trump, is having a bad election night and that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has come out on top.
“Between being Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis tonight, you want to be Ron DeSantis,” Mulvaney told CBS News, NBC reported. “DeSantis wins tonight and Trump is not doing very well.”
It should be noted that prior to becoming acting Chief of Staff after the exit of John Kelly, the former Republican Congressman called Donald Trump a “terrible human being,” during a South Carolina debate. “Yes, I am supporting Donald Trump, but I’m doing so despite the fact that I think he’s a terrible human being,” Mulvaney said.
Losing key Senate and gubernatorial races in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Michigan, the sore loser publicly criticized New Hampshire’s Don Bolduc – who lost to Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan, posting on Truth Social:
Don Bolduc was a very nice guy, but he lost tonight when he disavowed, after his big primary win, his longstanding stance on Election Fraud in the 2020 Presidential Primary. Had he stayed strong and true, he would have won, easily. Lessons Learned!
The former President had also been trashing his hand-picked candidate, Dr. Mehmet Oz, who lost his bid for the U.S. Senate to popular Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, Axios’ Jonathan Swan reported.
Hard to think of a worse senate endorsement in recent memory than Dr Oz. And DJT is … not happy.. also views Oz as disloyal. Has been privately trashing “MEHMET Oz”
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) November 9, 2022
Trump endorsed more than 330 Republican candidates running for national and statewide office, but midterm results cast doubt on the twice-impeached President’s political clout.
Teasing an announcement for President in 2024, Scott Jennings – former advisor to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell quipped, “How could you look at these results tonight and conclude Trump has any chance of winning a national election in 2024?”
How could you look at these results tonight and conclude Trump has any chance of winning a national election in 2024?
— Scott Jennings (@ScottJenningsKY) November 9, 2022
Never one to accept defeat, Trump went on his failing social media network, Truth Social, to claim “victory,” and accuse mainstream media of not reporting his wins.
Despite nationwide attempts to suppress and oppress the vote in red states, Democratic voters showed up in droves. Gen Z turnout was higher than expected, and women voters on both sides of the aisle grabbed pro-lifers by the ballot.
As absentee and mail-in ballots continue to be counted, several races are still in the air. Itching to announce his 2024 presidential bid, Trump appears to be happy that his Coup 2.0 may not go as planned.