President Donald Trump said in an interview that he would not accept the blame should Republicans lose hold of the House come November, saying he has been helping Republican candidates with campaign events and endorsements.
When asked if he’d take responsibility if Republicans lose control of the House, Trump said no, according to The Associated Press.
“No, I think I’m helping people,” the president said in The AP’s interview. “I don’t believe anybody’s ever had this kind of an impact.”
Trump has endorsed several candidates in the primaries and the upcoming midterms, and at one point congratulated himself for going five for five for candidates he endorsed.
5 for 5!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2018
Trump updated these successes in the interview, touting the results of his endorsements.
“Look, I’m 48 and 1 in the primaries, and actually it’s much higher than that because I endorsed a lot of people that were successful that people don’t even talk about,” Trump said.
“Some of the people I’ve endorsed have gone up 40 and 50 points just on the endorsement,” he added.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) released its third quarter fundraising haul Wednesday, bringing in $26.2 million in September, a record amount for one month in a non-presidential election year.
The RNC’s $57 MILLION haul in Q3 brings our total for the cycle to $270 MILLION.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 17, 2018
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel attributed the success to congressional Republicans and the president himself. (RELATED: RNC Raked In $26 Million In September, Smashing Midterm Record)
“President Trump and congressional Republicans have achieved many great results for Americans: the lowest unemployment in decades, more jobs here at home, and higher wages across the board,” McDaniel said in a statement.
Trump remained optimistic for his party regarding November’s elections.
“[…] I think we’re going to do well. Look, it feels to me very much like ’16,” Trump said, relating the sentiment of his 2016 presidential victory to the upcoming elections.
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