Trump: GOP ‘Defied History’ and Expectations Despite Fundraising, Media, and Retirements

Posted on November 7, 2018 9:23 am

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During a press conference on Wednesday, President Trump stated Republicans “defied history” in the Senate and beat expectations in the House despite disadvantages in fundraising, media coverage, and retirements in the House. Trump said, “[L]ast night, the Republican Party defied history to expand our Senate majority while significantly beating expectations in the House for the midterm year. We did this in spite of a very dramatic fundraising disadvantage driven by Democrats’ wealthy donors and special interests and very hostile media coverage, to put it mildly. … We also had a staggering number of House retirements. So, it’s a little tough.