Trump insists GOP undefeated in special elections this year — despite losses by Moore and Gillespie
President Donald Trump speaks to a crowd in Pensacola, Florida on December 8, 2017 (image via screengrab).

In a Monday morning tweet, President Donald Trump bashed Republican candidates Ed Gillespie and Roy Moore, each lost elections in 2017.


"Remember, Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional Races this year," Trump wrote. "The media refuses to mention this. I said Gillespie and Moore would lose (for very different reasons), and they did. I also predicted “I” would win. Republicans will do well in 2018, very well!"

He then tagged the Fox News morning show "Fox & Friends."

Trump attacked Gillespie, who lost the Virginia gubernatorial race in November to Democrat Ralph Northam. Gillespie ran on Trump policies but didn't embrace the president himself. After the election, Trump claimed Gillespie didn't embrace him or the philosophy enough, where pundits accuse him of doing it too much.

In the case of the Alabama senate race, Trump and the rest of the Republican party endorsed the primary opponent Luther Strange. When Strange lost and accusations arose claiming Moore molested teens while District Attorney, the GOP attempted to banish Moore. When it appeared as if Moore was going to win, Trump and the GOP embraced him and restored financial support to his race.

Moore then lost to Democratic candidate Doug Jones.

Trump has proclaimed his intention to help campaign for Republicans in 2018, despite his abysmal poll numbers.