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How Big of a Factor Was President Trump in the Midterms? Exit Polls Have the Answer.

That doesn’t look too good.

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Just 24 hours before the midterm elections, President Trump stated that he didn’t think the outcome would end up being some sort of referendum on his first two years in the Oval Office.

Trump stated that he believed things were going well, but if folks weren’t happy with his performance, he’d accept that, stating that he believed things were peachy in both the House and the Senate.

Well, as it turns out, his confidence in the House was just a bit misplaced.

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By 10 p.m. EDT, several major networks called the House for Democrats. At the same time, the nets said Republicans would hang onto control of the Senate. But it’s the House loss that will define the next two years of Trump’s presidency: If Democrats make Rep. Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House and install Trump haters into leadership positions, Trump faces a very unpleasant end to his first term, filled with investigations and gridlock and endless partisan sniping.

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In the end, exit polls showed voters made Trump a major factor in their decisions. “Nearly two-thirds of those voters said Mr. Trump was a factor. One quarter of those casting a House ballot said they did so in part to support him. Four in 10 said they cast a vote to oppose him. Only one-third said he played no role in their voting,” CBS News reported.

The booming economy, which Trump was counting on to shore up his party, didn’t play as big a role as he’d hoped.

In a big change from previous midterms, just 1 in 5 voters said the economy was the most important issue in the election this year — even though Trump sought to make that the center point of his effort to push Republicans.

The Associated Press reported that nearly 40% of voters cast their ballots to express opposition to the president, according to a national survey of more than 115,000 voters.

Opposition to Trump proved to be more a motivating factor for Democrats than support for the president a factor for Republicans. Still, Republican voters tended to be overwhelmingly supportive of the president.

More voters disapproved of Trump’s job performance than approved — a finding that is largely consistent with recent polling.

While the loss of House seats for Trump’s administration is pretty bad, it’s still better than when President Obama lost the House back in 2010. Obama lost 63 House seats right after the Affordable Care Act was passed.

CBS News pinned the loss on President Obama, with the point being that whenever a president loses part of Congress, or the whole thing, the blame is always laid on the president.

The question we need to ask is whether that assumption is right. It’s hard to argue that Trump’s often divisive, sometimes seemingly childish rhetoric is off putting for a lot of folks, Republicans included. Could that have played a significant role in mobilizing liberals to come out and vote in larger numbers?

It’s a real possibility. Most of the time, when you hear complaints about President Trump, it goes back to things he’s said or something he’s done in his past, which just goes to show, if you have any sort of interest in politics, even just a little teeny, tiny bit, you need to be extraordinarily careful with your behavior and the things you say. They could come back to haunt you later.

Source: Daily Wire

 

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Kamala Says Giuliani Broke ‘Many Laws,’ Then Admits She Doesn’t Know Which Ones (Video)

So, which is it?

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This guy is connected to Donald Hitler Trump. Of course he broke many laws. Which ones? How should I know, Anderson? I’m just out here saying whatever liberals want me to say. I don’t even really know why I’m running for office! That’s my Kamala Harris impression. Spot on, right? LOL. The California progressive has no shot at earning the Democrat nomination. Like all other Dems, Kamala talks and talks but has no real answers for any question. How can you say a man broke “many laws” and then not know which laws he broke? Is this a case of guilty before proven innocent? Sure sounds like it. From Daily Wire: Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris claimed during a Friday interview on CNN that Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani had “broken many laws,” but, when pressed on what specific laws she thinks that he has broken, Harris struggled to give any examples. Harris appeared on “Anderson Cooper 360°” where she was asked about recent reports alleging that Giuliani is under federal investigation over his business dealings in Ukraine after two men that he was allegedly connected to were arrested by federal authorities. WATCH: Kamala Harris claims that Rudy Giuliani has “broken many laws” CNN’s Anderson Cooper asks her what laws he has broken Harris responds: “Well, I, I, I don’t know” https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1185379995130175488?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1185379995130175488&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fharris-claims-giuliani-has-broken-many-laws-cant-name-any Check out Kamala getting told off by an elderly woman… From Daily Wire: An elderly woman living in a nursing home blasted Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) over her health care plan on Monday during a campaign stop at the Bickford Senior Living Center in Muscatine, Iowa. WOMAN: “Can I ask you a question? I understand that you are advocating health care for everyone.” Harris: “Yes, ma’am.” WOMAN: “Who’s going to pay for it?” HARRIS: “Well, we’re…

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Trump Scraps G-7 Meeting At His Doral Resort, Blasts Media & Dems for ‘Irrational Hostility’

A win for the left?

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President Trump wanted to host next year’s G-7 Summit at his resort in Miami. That’s not happening anymore. As with all things Trump, the left had a conniption. What POTUS did was avoid a future headache. Trump made it clear on Twitter on Saturday night how upset he was with Dems and the mainstream media for causing yet another uproar. He also noted that this arrangement would have come at “ZERO COST to the USA.” But, it’s a done deal. Game over. No G-7 at Doral. 45’s tweets: I thought I was doing something very good for our Country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 Leaders. It is big, grand, on hundreds of acres, next to MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, has tremendous ballrooms & meeting rooms, and each delegation would have… https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1185726930764611589 …..its own 50 to 70 unit building. Would set up better than other alternatives. I announced that I would be willing to do it at NO PROFIT or, if legally permissible, at ZERO COST to the USA. But, as usual, the Hostile Media & their Democrat Partners went CRAZY! https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1185726931611852802 ….Therefore, based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020. We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately. Thank you! https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1185735579327193093 More from Fox News: Trump first made the suggestion to have the 2020 G7 at his Doral resort in August at the 2019 summit in France, sparking controversy over the ethics of a president profiting off an official government event. One day after Mulvaney’s announcement, a trio of Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation to block the president from hosting next year’s summit. Reps. Lois Frankel from Florida, Bennie…

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