Donald Trump speaking at the Iowa Republican Party's 2015 Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
President Donald Trump warned Congressional Republicans to be "paranoid" that Democrats were rigging elections.
Trump spoke at a fundraiser for the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC), the organization in charge of House elections for the GOP.
During his remarks, Trump denied that he was a reason why Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives during the blue wave of the midterm elections.
"I say, what the hell do I have to do with it?" Trump said, according to Washington Post national political reporter Felicia Sonmez.
“Our Kevin. Do we love Kevin?” Trump says of Kevin McCarthy as he takes the stage at NRCC funder. Of GOP losses in… https://t.co/d3aPVwdiFo— Felicia Sonmez (@Felicia Sonmez) 1554248281.0
Trump then seemed to suggest the 2018 midterms were stolen.
President Trump, speaking to the NRCC, seemed to imply the 2018 midterms were rigged: "we have to be a little bit c… https://t.co/BhHRaoayBx— Nikki Carvajal (@Nikki Carvajal) 1554248654.0
Trump at NRCC dinner says there "were a lot of close elections" in 2018 and "every one seemed to go Democrat...You’… https://t.co/9fp9hAfqe3— Jordyn Phelps (@Jordyn Phelps) 1554248307.0
Trump told the NRCC: “We have to be a little bit careful, because I don't like the way the votes are being tallied.… https://t.co/2IiTRIypnp— Jim Acosta (@Jim Acosta) 1554249240.0
The event raised $23 million -- $9 million less than last year's event.
"That's not bad," says Pres Trump of the $23-million raised at tonight's @NRCC Spring Fundraising Dinner. Actually,… https://t.co/90pSVeJ1LN— Mark Knoller (@Mark Knoller) 1554248366.0
“Boy, that has kept us in business - those tweets,” Trump said, calling them “my only form of defense” in this spee… https://t.co/L9qaWrZ8Rc— Roberta Rampton (@Roberta Rampton) 1554249093.0