President Donald Trump confidently declared victory in the US election Tuesday night, despite ongoing vote counts, as he demolished pollsters, pundits and media barking dogs who had predicted resounding losses.
His Deplorable Army delivered the biggest comeback in American presidential history to the president, surpassing his electoral achievements in key demographic groups in 2016.
Flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence, and First Lady Melania Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. the president said, “This is without question the latest news conference I’ve ever had. I appreciate it very much, and I want to thank the American people for their tremendous support. Millions and millions of people voted for us tonight, and a very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people, and we won’t stand for it. We will not stand for it.”
“I want to thank the First Lady, my entire family, and Vice President Pence, Mrs. Pence for being with us all through this. And we were getting ready for a big celebration,” he continued.
“We were winning everything, and all of a sudden it was just called off. The results tonight have been phenomenal. And we are getting ready. I mean, literally, we were just all set to get outside and just celebrate something that was so beautiful, so good. Such a vote, such a success. The citizens of this country have come out in record numbers. This is a record.”
“There’s never been anything like it to support our incredible movement. We won states that we weren’t expected to win in Florida, we didn’t win it. We won it by a lot. We won the great state of Ohio, we won Texas. We won Texas by 700,000 votes and they don’t even include it in the tabulations. It’s also clear we have won Georgia. We’re up by 2.5 percent, or 117,000 votes with only 7 percent left. They’re never going to catch us, they can’t catch us,” he said.
Democrats acknowledged that their prospects for taking control of the Senate were dim as they failed to snatch seats from several Republicans that they had declared vulnerable.
Although they picked up a seat in Colorado and held a significant lead in Arizona, they lost a seat in Alabama and Republicans successfully defended seats in South Carolina, Iowa, Texas, Kansas and Montana. GOP incumbents held narrow but steady leads in Georgia, Maine and North Carolina. At least one Georgia race was headed to a runoff in January with very poor prospects for a Democratic pickup.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had poured hundreds of millions of dollars into House races around the country, expecting to flip between five to 15 Republican seats on election night. Sadly, Republicans trounced at least ten vulnerable Democrats and anticipate several more wins.