So last night were the midterm elections and for the first time in a long time we felt a glimmer of hope for the future of American politics.
In addition to a record number of LGBTQ and female candidates winning races, a few rotten Republicans getting the boot, and several states passing progressive ballot measures, Democrats won back the House by a healthy margin, as well as several important governor races.
All in all, it was a good/almost great night Dems. And a not-so-good/borderline bad night for Republicans. But that didn’t stop Donald Trump from crowing about what a “tremendous success” the evening was for Team #MAGA.
Last night, he tweeted:
Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018
He followed that up with a press conference this morning, where he continued to boast about how great his side did while hurling insults at reporters who dared to push back on his claims:
And now, the responses…
— Incognita (@Incognita1863) November 7, 2018
(Sotto whisper:) Who wants to tell him?
— Missy the Pissed-Off VOTER #VoteBlueToSaveAmerica (@missykender) November 7, 2018
What the fuck election were you watching? https://t.co/0pBYaLD5Wf
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) November 7, 2018
How do you define success? I’d venture to say that losing the House is FAILURE.
— JustLetMeFinish (@JustLetMeFinish) November 7, 2018
— ryan (@ry_anjones) November 7, 2018
The House will have some fun now!
— Bonnie Hinton (@HintonBmjhr) November 7, 2018
— the real MKL (@MKRIZSA50) November 7, 2018
Ummmmmm…not all THAT ‘tremendous ‘…but then you do love superlatives
— Sjmiller51 (@sjmiller51) November 7, 2018
You’re actually right for once. Tremendous success indeed ???? pic.twitter.com/C9TuhiMcLz
— ? Prime Time ? (@_PrimeTimeDre) November 7, 2018
You lost control of a deeply gerrymandered House. https://t.co/91qkdYJscr
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) November 7, 2018
Finally we’ll have some checks and balances!!
— Lady Di (@DianeSnowden) November 7, 2018
We just flooded your House! pic.twitter.com/WfoOIZhWeB
— Matthew Summerlin (@matthewisabitch) November 7, 2018
Bruh, the head of your campaign, your national security advisor, your deputy campaign chairman and your personal lawyer are all awaiting sentencing on felony charges and the dems just flipped a gerrymandered house.
Tremendous success! https://t.co/fP0CRl1hXJ
— Jesse Simonton (@JesseReSimonton) November 7, 2018
Big night for Democrats. Took House Majority, turned 33 seats. Flipped 7 Governorships. Popular vote by 8%. With any other Republican President the Senate would have been a super majority for Republicans #DumpTrump
— ???? Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) November 7, 2018
Tremendous success tonight!
–Titanic captain https://t.co/U0QhQbodbB
— Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) November 7, 2018