President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE on Wednesday touted Republican wins in primary elections across the country and predicted victory for the GOP in November’s midterm elections.
“The Republican Party had a great night. Tremendous voter energy and excitement, and all candidates are those who have a great chance of winning in November,” the president wrote on Twitter.
“The Economy is sooo strong, and with Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Pelosi: Georgia primary ‘disgrace’ could preview an election debacle in November MORE wanting to end the big Tax Cuts and Raise Taxes, why wouldn’t we win?”
The Republican Party had a great night. Tremendous voter energy and excitement, and all candidates are those who have a great chance of winning in November. The Economy is sooo strong, and with Nancy Pelosi wanting to end the big Tax Cuts and Raise Taxes, why wouldn’t we win?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2018
Trump’s remark follows multiple primary elections on Tuesday that included one upset for an incumbent House Republican. Pastor Mark Harris defeated Rep. Robert PittengerRobert Miller PittengerBottom Line North Carolina reporter says there could be ‘new crop’ of GOP candidates in 9th Congressional District race North Carolina board calls for new election in contested House race MORE (R-N.C.) in the 9th District’s Republican primary.
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The president earlier this week weighed in on the West Virginia Senate primary, urging voters to cast a ballot for one of the Republicans running against former coal CEO Don Blankenship.
“To the great people of West Virginia we have, together, a really great chance to keep making a big difference,” Trump said on Monday.
“Problem is, Don Blankenship, currently running for Senate, can’t win the General Election in your State…No way! Remember Alabama. Vote Rep. Jenkins or A.G. Morrisey!” the president added, referring to Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
Morrisey on Tuesday defeated Blankenship, who sparked concern among the GOP with his controversial attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote GOP senator to try to reverse requirement that Pentagon remove Confederate names from bases No, ‘blue states’ do not bail out ‘red states’ MORE (R-Ky.) and his family.