Mary Trump, former President Donald Trump’s niece and one of his fiercest critics, described the midterm elections as a “blue tsunami”.
“Given the historical precedents, conventional wisdom and framing used over the past few months, I think it’s fair to call this a blue tsunami,” she wrote on Twitter.
His remarks came after Democrats defied historical odds to deliver the best midterm performance by a sitting party in 20 years.
Democrats retained control of the Senate on Saturday after Senator Catherine Cortez Masto won re-election in Nevada, defeating Trump-backed Republican Adam Laxalt.
Control of the House is still undecided, but Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez’s loss to Republican Joe Kent dealt another blow to Trump and brought Democrats closer to controlling the lower house.
But although Republicans remain favorites to retake the House, it would be by a much smaller majority than expected.
The GOP’s disappointing performance after the failed so-called ‘red wave’ has led many Republicans to view Florida Governor Ron Desantis, who won re-election by a nearly 20-point margin, as the future party.
Trump, meanwhile, is now seen by some as a drain on the GOP after a growing number of candidates he endorsed lost their races, including in Pennsylvania and Arizona.
Some of Trump’s biggest successes in recent days have come from the media empire of Rupert Murdoch, once among the former president’s biggest cheerleaders.
The Wall Street JournalThe opinion section of published an op-ed with the headline, “Trump is the Republican Party’s Biggest Loser.” And the New York PostThursday’s cover featured Trump as a nursery rhyme character, with the title “Trumpty Dumpty.”
Trump sought to shift blame for the midterm failures and lamented the lack of “congratulations or praise” he received after the election.
“It’s Mitch McConnell’s fault,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform early Sunday, blaming the Senate Minority Leader.
“Spending money to defeat big Republican candidates instead of supporting Blake Masters and others was a big mistake. Giving $4 trillion to the radical left for the Green New Deal, not infrastructure, was an even bigger mistake. despise him and his lovely wife, Coco Chow!”
Trump, who is expected to announce a new presidential bid on Tuesday, also attacked DeSantis and questioned the election results in Arizona and Nevada, claiming without evidence that they were tainted with fraud.
Mary Trump could not immediately be reached for comment. Newsweek contacted a Donald Trump spokesperson for comment.
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