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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 TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' MORE early Monday predicted that the GOP will perform "very well" in next year’s midterm elections, brushing off Republican Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreLong-shot Espy campaign sees national boost in weeks before election Ocasio-Cortez slams Tulsi Gabbard for amplifying ballot harvesting video Doug Jones says he will not support Supreme Court nominee before election 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 GomezDemocrats call for IRS to review tax-exempt status of NRA Trump says no Post Office funding means Democrats 'can't have universal mail-in voting' Hispanic Caucus asks for Department of Labor meeting on COVID in meatpacking plants 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 SessionsBiden fact checks Trump on 545 families separated at border, calls policy 'criminal' Harris walks fine line on Barrett as election nears The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump's erratic tweets upend stimulus talks; COVID-19 spreads in White House 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.