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 TrumpVeterans groups demand end to shutdown: 'Get your act together' Brown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Pence on border wall: Trump won't be ‘deterred’ by Dem ‘obstruction’ MORE early Monday predicted that the GOP will perform "very well" in next year’s midterm elections, brushing off Republican Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreHillicon Valley: Dem blasts groups behind Senate campaign disinformation effort | FCC chief declines to give briefing on location-data sales | Ocasio-Cortez tops lawmakers on social media | Trump officials to ease drone rules Domestic influence campaigns borrow from Russia’s playbook Jones asks federal officials to investigate misinformation campaign tactics in Alabama Senate race 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 GomezDem added to Ways and Means Committee amid desire for more Hispanic members Overnight Energy: Trump threatens to stop FEMA funding for California fire relief | Wheeler officially nominated to be EPA head | Wildlife refuges to get staff during shutdown Border policies are endangering lives 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 Sessions5 takeaways from Barr’s testimony AG pick Barr emphasizes independence from Trump Hillicon Valley: Trump AG pick signals new scrutiny on tech giants | Wireless providers in new privacy storm | SEC brings charges in agency hack | Facebook to invest 0M in local news 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.