On Tuesday, while speaking at the National Republican Campaign Committee, Trump suggested the GOP lost the 2018 midterm election because it was rigged.
CNN’s Don Lemon said that his remarks were outrageous. Trump encouraged his supporters to be more “paranoid” about elections.
“We have to be a little bit careful because I don’t like the way the votes are being tallied. You don’t like it either, you just don’t want to say it because you’re afraid of the press,” Trump said.
President Trump, speaking to the NRCC, seemed to imply the 2018 midterms were rigged: “we have to be a little bit careful, because I don’t like the way the votes are being tallied. You don’t like it either, you just don’t want to say it because you’re afraid of the press.”
— Nikki Carvajal (@nikkicarvajal) April 2, 2019
Lemon said that he was a sore loser.
“What a sore loser. Yeah, I said it,” Lemon said. “What a sore loser. If you don’t like the way the election went, then just suggest there was something wrong with the vote.”
“What a thing for the president of the United States to say. Refusing to take any blame for his own party’s losses in the midterms. And accusing Democrats of cheating. Without a shred of evidence to back up the latest conspiracy theory.”
George Conway to give live analysis of impeachment hearings on MSNBC
George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, will be giving analysis on President Donald Trump's impeachment hearings on one of the president's least favorite cable news networks.
MSNBC director of booking Jesse Rodriguez announced on Twitter Wednesday morning that Conway is joining "our live special coverage of the impeachment hearings" that are set to begin at 10 a.m. EST.
Rick Wilson claims Jim Jordan will take extreme measures to derail impeachment hearings
On Wednesday, former GOP strategist and Never Trump commentator Rick Wilson warned that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) may have a plan to derail the public impeachment hearings by repeatedly blurting out the alleged name of the whistleblower who first detailed improprieties in President Donald Trump's phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky:
GOP aide tells me one plan discussed is for Gym Jordan and others to repeatedly use the whistleblower's name as one of several strategies to blow up the hearings and make the media report on his identity.
Republicans resort to the most ludicrous possible strategy to defend Trump from impeachment
There has been a lot of talk about "gaslighting" during the last three years, and for good reason. It truly does feel as if Donald Trump and his accomplices are trying to make us all believe we're losing our minds. And as all launch into this impeachment drama, it appears they'll be working overtime at that task.
I've been talking a lot about the Republican strategy, and if one thing is clear it's that the president is giving them very little room to maneuver. Republicans would prefer to argue that Trump was wrong to do what he did on Ukraine, but it wasn't impeachable. Problem is, Trump won't stand for that. They wish they could say that he didn't understand what he was doing, but he is having none of that one either. So they are left with is the most fatuous of all defenses at this moment: There was nothing wrong with what the president said because he was only trying to clear up the corruption problem in Ukraine.