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

President TrumpDonald TrumpIran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries Pardon-seekers have paid Trump allies tens of thousands to lobby president: NYT 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 McConnellGraham calls on Schumer to hold vote to dismiss article of impeachment against Trump Rove: Chances of conviction rise if Giuliani represents Trump in Senate impeachment trial Boebert communications director resigns amid Capitol riot: report 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.