Trump looks ahead to 2018: ‘Good’ GOP candidates will ‘win BIG’

Trump looks ahead to 2018: ‘Good’ GOP candidates will ‘win BIG’
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE predicted Saturday that "good" GOP candidates will "win BIG” in 2018 after several Republicans lost key races this year.

“Remember, the Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional races this year," Trump tweeted.

Trump noted that he initially backed Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeThe biggest political upsets of the decade State 'certificate of need' laws need to go GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries MORE (R-Ala.) ahead of an Alabama Senate primary runoff in September, before Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreTrump endorses Tuberville over Sessions in Alabama Senate runoff Sessions to face Tuberville in Alabama GOP Senate runoff Trump looms as flashpoint in Alabama Senate battle MORE defeated him. Trump then backed Moore before the Dec. 12 special election, which Moore lost to Democrat Doug Jones.


"Virginia candidate was not a ‘Trumper,’ and he lost,” Trump wrote in the tweet, referring to Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, whom he also endorsed.

Gillespie lost to Democrat Ralph Northam in a nationally watched race in November.

“Good Republican candidates will win BIG!” Trump concluded.

Trump had quickly backed Moore in the Alabama Senate race after the GOP primary, deleting tweets showing his previous support for Strange. He later endorsed Moore in the race after the candidate faced multiple accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

After Gillespie's loss in Virginia, Trump also blamed the GOP candidate, saying he “did not embrace me or what I stand for.”

The president is planning to aggressively campaign for Republican candidates across the country ahead of the 2018 midterms.