Donald Trump was 25 minutes late to his press conference at the White House following midterm elections that saw the Democrats take control of the House, despite his public calendar being completely open this morning. Trump’s face looked extra ridiculous, as if his makeup was rushed, while he went all out in deflecting blame away from himself for the GOP losing the House.
Trump opened his conference with what would be the beginning of an array of excuses for losing the House, starting with blaming the loss on rich Democrats. “In spite of a very dramatic fundraising disadvantage driven by Democrats’ wealthy donors.” Trump said.
Trump opened by blaming "wealthy donors" for helping Democrats take the House 😂 pic.twitter.com/JIimc78kKh
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 7, 2018
Shortly into Trump’s conference, many began to notice that his makeup was a little off today. Whoever did his make up did not do a great job of shading around his eyes, resulting in a hilarious and obvious contrast between where his orange suntan was applied and his eyes.
In a move that could strongly backfire against him, Trump bashed GOP candidates that happened to lose elections that he did not campaign for. “And you had some who decided to, ‘let’s stay away. Let’s stay away.’ They did very poorly, I’m not sure if I should be happy or sad. But I feel just fine about it.” Trump said.
He then called each of the candidates out by name, pointing out that each did not want to have the “embrace.” You can see it all in the footage below. Important to note is that correlation does not equal causation. There is no evidence that these candidates lost because they did not “embrace” Trump. Trump has backed many candidates who have also lost. Trump here is trying to spin a resounding rejection of him into a positive, but it’s too weak an argument on it’s face.
WATCH: President Trump calls out by name several Republicans who lost their re-election races, saying they didn’t embrace him in the midterm elections, including, he notes, a congresswoman who sought his help in freeing an American hostage: "Too bad." pic.twitter.com/rI8BG1WGUP
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 7, 2018