Trump predicts Republicans will do ‘very well’ in 2018

Trump predicts Republicans will do ‘very well’ in 2018
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpConservatives express concern over House GOP immigration bill Poll: McSally holds 14-point lead in Arizona GOP Senate primary Trump defends Nielsen amid criticism over family separations MORE early Monday predicted that the GOP will perform "very well" in next year’s midterm elections, brushing off Republican Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreGeorge Will says Trump doesn’t inspire ‘cult’ in GOP: ‘This is fear’ RNC mum on whether it will support Trump-backed Corey Stewart Loyalty to Donald Trump is new normal for the Republican Party MORE's loss last week in an Alabama Senate special election.

“Remember, Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional Races this year. The media refuses to mention this,” Trump said. 

“I said Gillespie and Moore would lose (for very different reasons), and they did. I also predicted 'I' would win. Republicans will do well in 2018, very well! @foxandfriends.”

Trump in June touted five Republican wins in special congressional elections, apparently including both votes in Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election, which resulted in a runoff and ultimately a Republican victory. Rep. Jimmy GomezJimmy GomezHouse Dems demand rationale for adding citizenship question to 2020 census Week ahead: Tech flocks to SXSW festival California Dem: Trump's idea of 'helping' is terrorizing and tearing families apart MORE (D) of California’s 32nd Congressional District defeated another Democrat in a runoff earlier this year, providing Democrats with a special election win. 

Democrats dealt the GOP a significant blow last week in the Alabama special election for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsMadeleine Albright slams Trump over immigration New Hampshire GOP gov: I won’t send National Guard troops to ‘separate families’ Overnight Defense: States pull National Guard troops over family separation policy | Senators question pick for Afghan commander | US leaves UN Human Rights Council MORE. Doug Jones became the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in Alabama since 1992. Moore, who has been at the center of a sexual misconduct scandal, has yet to concede the race.

Jones's victory provides the GOP with a razor-thin majority in the upper chamber and puts the Senate in play for Democrats in next year's midterm elections.