The most recent target for blame from former President Donald Trump (R) was an odd one, none other than his wife Melania Trump. This past Wednesday the former president attempted to throw his wife under the bus in the wake of Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Republican nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz losing against John Fetterman, the incredibly weak Democrat nominee.
“Trump is indeed furious this morning, particularly about Mehmet Oz,” expressed a report from Fox News, “and is blaming everyone who advised him to back Oz – including his wife, describing it as not her best decision.”
“There are people pushing Trump to reschedule his announcement next week, and several Rs have texted asking whether he will, but it’s risky and would be acknowledging he’s wounded by yesterday, something that some of his advisers insist is not the case,” the statement went on. “Worth remembering that Trump is a grown man who endorsed Oz over the objection of some of the people closest to him, and instead went beyond just endorsing and attacked Dave McCormick from the stage at a rally.”
Trump has taken a good chunk of time out of the day trying to hurl blame at everyone for the large numbers of his endorsed candidates managing to outright lose or heavily struggle to secure their races, this included throwing blame on the candidates themselves for not wholeheartedly embracing all of his conspiracy theories. He even seemed to shout for joy as a number of Republicans lost important U.S. Senate races.
The vast majority of wins for those endorsed by Trump seemingly only took place in districts known to be primarily Republican, with a total of 16 of the candidates running a race without an opponent at all. Elections results also highlighted that a selection of 13 candidates sporting Trump’s endorsement ended up losing in very competitive or closely watched races. Out of the total of 219 wins referenced by Trump, roughly a dozen of those races were actually a competition at all.
Trump also took quite a bit of time throughout the day attempting to try and downplay the staggering landslide win that took place with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) and his re-election campaign, trying to claim that the votes he secured during his presidential run were much more impressive than those secured by DeSantis with his race for the governor’s office, all despite the fact that the margin shown by DeSantis proved to be almost six times larger than what was managed by the former president.
“Now that the Election in Florida is over, and everything went quite well, shouldn’t it be said that in 2020, I got 1.1 Million more votes in Florida than Ron D got this year, 5.7 Million to 4.6 Million?” exclaimed Trump via social media. “Just asking?”
When attempting to compare turnout for midterm elections to turnout for presidential elections the most useful comparison to make would be that of margin of victory.
Back in 2020, Trump managed to barely get the state by only 371,686 votes or 3.3 points. However, DeSantis managed to take the state this week by a staggering 1,507,081 or 19.4 votes.