Since the red wave failed to materialize in the midterms, Republicans have started pointing fingers. Everyone is getting caught in the crossfire.
And Donald Trump left Republicans scratching their heads in his latest attack.
Republicans had high hopes for the midterm elections. Some even said they could win back the Senate.
But with control of the Senate likely to end up in Democrat’s hands and a poor showing in House races, no one on the Right is very happy.
Donald Trump has been making sure his anger is heard after many of his candidates like Mehmet Oz were faced with disastrous results on election night.
But his latest target came so far out of the left field that many were left confused.
In a statement released on Friday, Trump railed against Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, who was not up for election this year, saying his name sounds Chinese.
“Young Kin (now that’s an interesting take. Sounds Chinese, doesn’t it?) in Virginia couldn’t have won without me,” the 45th president said in a series of posts on Truth Social.
“I Endorsed him, did a very big Trump Rally for him telephonically, got MAGA to Vote for him – or he couldn’t have come close to winning.
“But he knows that and admits it. Besides, having a hard time with the Dems in Virginia – But he’ll get it done,” Trump added.
While Trump did call into a phone rally for Youngkin, he never traveled to Virginia to stump for the then-candidate.
Despite this, Youngkin narrowly eked out a victory against former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.
And when pressed for a response to Trump’s comments, Youngkin decided to focus more on what he’s doing now than political spats.
Youngkin said Trump’s insults were “not the way I roll and not the way I behave.”
“I really work hard to bring people together and that’s what we’re working on,” the Virginia governor said.
“I think, again, this is a moment for us to come together as a nation.”
Youngkin isn’t the first to feel Trump’s wrath. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been lambasted by Trump after his landslide victory in Florida.
“Now that the Election in Florida is over, and everything went quite well, shouldn’t it be said that in 2020, I got 1.1 Million more votes in Florida than Ron D got this year, 5.7 Million to 4.6 Million? Just asking?,” Trump asked.
While the statement is technically correct, around 3.3 million more Floridians voted in 2020 than in 2022, a tendency witnessed in presidential elections.
DeSantis also received a higher proportion of the Florida vote in 2022 than Trump did in 2020, with the governor defeating Democrat Charlie Crist by 19.4%. In the Sunshine State, Trump defeated President Biden by 3.3%.
Regardless, many in the Republican Party aren’t loving Trump’s friendly fire after a weak midterm showing.
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