The Republican Party certainly had hoped for a little bit more out of the midterm elections, as evidence by all the talk about a “red wave” and then a “red tsunami” that occurred over the course of the last several weeks.
But the gains made were modest, and nothing to sneeze at; they just didn’t rise to the level that many optimistic GOP strategists were suggesting.
Former President Donald Trump was said to be taking the results particularly hard, however.
Former President Donald Trump is “livid” and “screaming at everyone” over Tuesday night’s midterm results, a Trump adviser tells CNN’s Jim Acosta — whom Trump hates with the fire of a thousand suns.
Trump’s ire has been building in public and in private as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis becomes a greater and greater threat to his bid for a second term in 2024.
On Wednesday morning, Acosta gave readers an early taste of Trump’s state of mind following an Election Night that figures to be a crashing disappointment for Republicans, and which is already being blamed on Trump.
Acosta wrote on Twitter that “‘Trump is livid’ and ‘screaming at everyone,’ after last night’s disappointing midterm results for GOP, according to a Trump adviser. The adviser went on to slam the former president’s handpicked contenders: ‘they were all bad candidates.’ ‘Candidates matter,’ the adviser said.”
Some were questioning whether or not the results would affect Trump’s plans to announce his 2024 bid next week.
The blow was so crushing that the idea of delaying his promised 2024 announcement appears to have been floated in Trumpworld.
“This adviser said it’s unlikely Trump would delay his expected presidential announcement because ‘it’s too humiliating to delay.’ But the adviser said there are too many unknowns at this point,” Acosta wrote.
Of course, there’s no telling who this “adviser” is, and why they would be relaying this information to Jim Acosta at that.