President Trump went on offense against his own party at a Wednesday post-election press conference, where he named and shamed Republicans who lost their races, saying they had brought it on themselves by failing to “embrace” him.
“You had some who decided to, ‘let’s stay away.’ They did very poorly,” Trump said bitterly. “I’m not sure that I should be happy or sad, but I feel just fine about it.”
Then Trump began to single out individual candidates for ridicule.
“Mike Kauffman: too bad, Mike,” the president said.
“Mia Love. I saw Mia Love, and she called me all of the time to help her with a hostage situation being held hostage in Venezuela,” Trump said, with more than a little disdain. “But Mia Love gave me no love, and she lost. Too bad. Sorry about that, Mia.”
Trump said that Barbara Comstock, Peter Roskam, Erik Paulsen, Robert Hugin, and John Faso all could have won their races if they had only embraced him and his messaging.
“Those are some people that decided for their own reasons not to embrace, whether it is me or what we stand for,” Trump added. “But what we stand for meant a lot to most people.”
Watch the video below.
‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump
Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.
Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.
"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.
"Absolutely," Harris replied.
"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.
"Does it matter?" Harris replied.
"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."
Democrats blast Trump and demand his impeachment at CNN debate
Democratic White House hopefuls united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves to be impeached.
From the opening moments, most of the dozen candidates on stage launched fierce broadsides against Trump over the Ukrainian scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.
"The impeachment must go forward," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is neck and neck with former vice president Joe Biden at the head of the 2020 nominations race.
"Impeachment is the way that we establish that this man will not be permitted to break the law over and over without consequences," she thundered.
Here are 3 winners and 4 losers from the CNN/NYT Democratic presidential primary debate
Twelve Democrats took to the stage Tuesday night for yet another debate in the party's 2020 president primary hosted by CNN and the New York Times.
After only ten candidates qualified for the previous debate, an additional two — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and wealthy donor and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer — made it to the stage this round for an even more crowded event.
The candidates discussed a range of important policy issues, but since the format was a debate, and they're all competing for the same nomination, it is ultimately most critical who won and who lost the night. Here are three winners and four losers — necessarily a subjective assessment, of course — from the debate: