‘Get ready’: Trump says he will ‘likely’ run for president again in 2024
An angry Donald Trump spent the morning lashing out at those he believed gave him bad advice after the midterm elections, as several candidates he backed in key races fell short.
Mr Trump has reportedly accused his wife, Melania Trump, of advising him to support Mohammad Oz in his Pennsylvania Senate race.
Dr. Oz called on Democrat John Feltman to back down.
“Trump was really outraged this morning, especially at Mohammad Oz, and accused everyone who suggested he would support Oz, including his wife, that, according to those close to him, it was not the best decision for her,” Maggie Haberman New York Times tweet Wednesday morning.
Ms Haberman added that Trump has been urged to reschedule his 2024 presidential campaign announcement, which he is expected to make next week.
Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been hailed as the new leader of the Republican Party after re-election.
“It looked like this morning it was Ron DeSantis’ party, not Donald Trump’s party,” Willie Guest said on MSNBC.
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‘Trump is pissed’, ‘shout out to everyone,’ says adviser
The former president’s adviser told CNN ‘Trump is pissed’ and ‘shout out to everyone’ after Republicans underperformed in midterm elections.
Jim Acosta tweet The adviser slammed Trump’s handpicked candidates.
“They’re all bad candidates,” the consultant said. “Candidates matter.”
The adviser added that Trump was unlikely to delay his projected 2024 campaign announcement because “the delay would be too humiliating.”
But according to Mr. Acosta, the adviser also said it was unclear.
Gustav Kierand9 November 2022 18:30
VIDEO: Good Morning Joe celebrates Trump ‘losing’ America: ‘DeSantis is GOP leader now’
Good Morning Joe celebrates Trump ‘losing’ America: ‘It’s Ron DeSantis’ party’
Gustav KierandNovember 9, 2022 18:00
GOP Senate candidate ‘clearly shaped and directed by Donald Trump’, former NRSC aide says
Liam Donovan, a former aide on the National Republican Senate Committee, told New York Times “If this proves to be yet another Senate failure in a year’s favor for Republicans – if not a wave – it will again be a function of their proposed candidates, no doubt shaped and shaped by Donald Trump and guided”.
He noted that the Georgia Senate race could be in a run-off, and Trump could still show his grip on the GOP if Herschel Walker beat incumbent Democrat Rafael Warnock.
Gustav KierandNovember 9, 2022 17:30
GOP struggles in midterms, Adam Kinsinger calls Trump a ‘loser’
Gustav KierandNovember 9, 2022 17:00
Photos show Trump court at Mar-a-Lago as disappointing GOP midterm results are released
Gustav KierandNovember 9, 2022 16:30
VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel claims Donald Trump ‘pushed old lady in swimming pool’
Jimmy Kimmel claims Donald Trump ‘shoved old lady in swimming pool’
Gustav Kierand9 November 2022 16:00
Trump spokesman claims ‘America First agenda wins landslide at ballot box’ as GOP struggles
Trump spokesman Tyler Budovich claimed that the former president’s agenda “wins” at the ballot box despite the GOP’s far worse performance than expected.
“As President Trump looks ahead, he will continue to support his America First agenda, which won a landslide at the ballot box,” he said, according to Washington post.
He claimed that Mr. Trump’s endorsement record was “a truly unprecedented achievement and only possible if President Trump had the ability to pick and elect a winner”.
Gustav Kierand11/09/2022 15:30
Republican commentator says Trump-backed candidate ‘more loyal to him than anything else’
The red tide Trump had been hoping for before announcing his 2024 candidacy failed to materialize.
Republican commentator Eric Erickson told Washington post Many Republicans were outraged by Trump’s willingness to support radical candidates “whose quality matters”, some of which proved unpopular with the wider electorate.
“They’re not very good candidates. Their loyalty to him trumps everything. The GOP might still win at the same time [chambers] But it was not the night they expected,” Mr Erickson added.
Gustav KierandNovember 9, 2022 15:00
Political observers share Trump’s impact on GOP midterm performance
Earlier Wednesday, political observers took to Twitter to share Trump’s impact on the Republican midterm performance as upcoming results showed Democrats outperforming expectations.
“No matter how Trump or MAGA try to spin it, it’s an epic disaster for them. They’re sure to get a 3-4 majority in the Senate and a 25-30 majority in the House while getting a few gubernatorial and state legislature seats. None of this happened. What a historic day,” attorney Ron Philipkowski tweet.
NBC News’ Sahil Kapur shared a theory “Donald Trump turned a large number of college-educated regulars into Democrats and made the Republican coalition more dependent on low-leaning voters who don’t care about the typical Republican candidate and who vote irregularly in off-year elections.”
Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki wrote Democrats “have a Florida problem, but Republicans have a Trump problem that seems more difficult to solve.”
Fox News White House correspondent Jacqui Heinrich tweet “If it wasn’t clear before, it should be now. We have a Trump problem,” a Republican source told her.
Gustav Kierand9 November 2022 14:30
Party photos appear at Mar-a-Lago
Gustav Kierand9 November 2022 14:13