The president spoke after Democrats seized control of the House, in part by wiping away remaining centrist Republicans who represent swing and suburban districts where the president is unpopular.
At the traditional post-election press conference, rather than admit a ‘shellacking’ as his predecessor once did, Trump declared a ‘big win’ – then called out people he deemed responsible.
‘You had some that decided to, let’s stay away. Let’s stay away. They did very poorly,’ Trump said. ‘I’m not sure that I should be happy or sad, but I feel just fine about it,’ he said.
‘Carlos Curbela,’ Trump said, mispronouncing the name of defeated Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo.
‘Mike Coffman,’ Trump said. ‘Too bad, Mike,’ Trump continued, calling out the Colorado lawmaker who previously served in the Army and Marines.
‘Mia love,’ Trump said. He vented: ‘I saw Mia love, she called me all the time to help her with a hostage situation. Being held hostage in Venezuela. But Mia love gave me no love, and she lost. Too bad. Sorry about that, Mia.’ He was referring to Joshua Holt, an American who was jailed in Venezuela.
Love’s race has not yet been called. She is trailing Democrat Ben McAdams by 3 percentage points, with thousands of votes still outstanding.
He also brought up Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock, who went down in a Washington, D.C. suburb with a big Democratic constituency. ‘Barbara Comstock was another one,’ Trump said. ‘I think she could have won that one. She didn’t want to have any embrace. For that I don’t blame her. But she lost, substantially lost.’
He also called out Illinois Rep. Peter Roskam, saying he ‘didn’t want the embrace.’
Click here to read more.
Source: Daily Mail