On multiple occasions, President Donald Trump has admitted that he believes Republican lawmakers will take back the House of Representatives with the upcoming election, but experts and analysts are pushing back against the president and explaining why they are not confident that will happen.
Contrary to what Trump believes, multiple political analysts are predicting that not only will Democrats maintain control of the lower chamber of Congress but they may also gain more seats, according to a prediction by the Cook Political Report.
In fact, on Wednesday, Dave Wasserman released a statement for the non-partisan political report saying, “overall, we’re revising our outlook in the House from a Democratic net gain of five to ten seats to a gain of between five and 15 seats.”
The latest arguments come less than a day after Trump touched on the subject during the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tenn. Despite the poll projections that suggest he may not even win a second term in the White House, Trump believes he will and the Republicans will maintain control of the Senate and take control of the House.
The president also took aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as he insisted she would be the reason Republican lawmakers win back the House.
“I think we’re going to win the House,” Trump said on Thursday night. “That’s one of the reasons I think we’re going to take over the House because of her.”
However, there are multiple key aspects that Trump is not taking into consideration. Since 2018 when the Democrats regained control of the House, they have had 232 representatives compared to Republicans’ 197. The Republican Party would need to gain a total of 18 seats to flip the lower chamber. On the other side of the spectrum, USA Today notes that it appears Democrats have a better chance of flipping the Senate compared to Republicans’ chance of winning the House as they only need to flip four seats.
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President Donald Trump on Monday allowed President-elect Joe Biden's transition to proceed -- while vowing he would never concede.
Despite Trump losing the election, some Trump supporters are refusing to accept the outcome.
One Arizona Republican in Congress, Paul Gosar, drew upon the historical knowledge him learned on his way to becoming a dentist in a bizarre analogy he posted on Twitter.
Gosar suggested the Trump movement would be like an Imperial Japanese soldier in World War II who refused to surrender until 1974.
Neal Katyal predicts law schools will teach a ‘Worst Mistakes in Court’ class on Trump’s ‘pathetic’ 20-day fiasco
Prominent lawyer Neal Katyal is best known for having tried over 40 cases before the United States Supreme Court and serving as acting Solicitor General during the Obama administration.
But he also has spent more than two decades as a law professor at Georgetown.
He drew upon all of that experience for a Monday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.
"Someday a law school class is going to be called 'The Worst Mistakes in Court' -- and it will be just about these 20 days," Katyal predicted. "Because this legal strategy is so pathetic it makes Trump's coronavirus strategy look competent by contrast."
Trump vows he ‘will never concede’ — in 11 pm conspiracy-filled rant
Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential to President-elect Joe Biden, but is still refusing to concede.
White House aides reportedly convinced him to allow Biden to begin his transition by telling him he did not need to use the word "concede."
But that word appeared to be on his mind late Monday night.
"What does GSA being allowed to preliminarily work with the Dems have to do with continuing to pursue our various cases on what will go down as the most corrupt election in American political history?" Trump asked while continuing to lie about the election being corrupt.