Donald Trump is insistent that he triumphed in the midterms, despite the promised red wave failing to materialize and even though many of his chosen candidates lost, claiming instead that he secured a personal ‘big victory’.
In a Truth social post on Wednesday afternoon, Trump ignored the embarrassing defeats of Don Bolduc and Mehmet Oz and dismissed the growing disdain for him in the GOP, instead declaring the night a ‘very big victory’.
‘While in certain ways yesterday’s election was somewhat disappointing, from my personal standpoint it was a very big victory – 219 WINS and 16 Losses in the General – Who has ever done better than that?’
He also took a stab at his GOP rival Ron DeSantis, saying he cumulatively amassed more votes in the Sunshine State than DeSantis did when he ran in 2020.
‘Now that the Election in Florida is over, and everything went quite well, shouldn’t it be said that in 2020, I got 1.1 Million more votes in Florida than Ron D got this year, 5.7 Million to 4.6 Million? Just asking.’
DeSantis defeated his opponent by 1.5million votes – 19 percent – whereas Trump beat Biden by 300,000 – three percent.
DeSantis also flipped the key county of Miami Dade, a Democrat stronghold which Trump lost to Biden in 2020, when four million more voters turned out in Florida to decide who would become President than they did for yesterday’s Gubernatorial race.