Trump: 'Fake News' will blame me if Bevin concedes

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE said late Tuesday that the “Fake News” will blame him if Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) concedes his reelection bid.

With Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear claiming victory in the as-yet uncalled Kentucky gubernatorial race, Trump touted Republican wins in five out of six elections in the state, and said his rally for Bevin had a “massive impact on all of the races.”

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@MattBevin picked up at least 15 points in last days, but perhaps not enough (Fake News will blame Trump!)” the president said.

Trump also celebrated Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves's win in the Mississippi gubernatorial race.

 

The president added in his tweet after midnight that he will be at a “Big Rally” in Louisiana to promote Republican businessman Eddie Rispone for his Nov. 16 runoff against Gov. John Bel Edwards (D).


The president as well as other GOP lawmakers have made a point to nationalize the gubernatorial races to test the president’s support in red states. 

During campaign appearances in the state, Trump also attacked the impeachment inquiry to rally supporters.

In a tweet early Wednesday, the president said that he expects Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Senate GOP mulls speeding up Trump impeachment trial Republicans will pay on Election Day for politicizing Trump's impeachment MORE (R-Ky.) to "win BIG" in his reelection bid next year, based on Tuesday's results.

— This report was updated at 8:17 a.m.