The Trump administration and the Republican Party received a message loud and clear following Tuesday’s elections.
That message was – America is not happy with Trump or Republicans. In Virginia and New Jersey Democrats handily won the governors races. This was a sign to the party in the White House that they are not doing an appropriate job.
According to Steven Shepard of Politico, “Majorities of voters in both states disapproved of the job Trump is doing as president, with significant numbers of voters in each state saying Trump was a reason for their vote. And far more of those voters said they made their choice to oppose Trump than to support him…But what is unusual about Tuesday night is the extent to which the two races were about Trump. And the stark results cast fresh doubt on the health of Republican majorities in the House and Senate, in addition to gubernatorial races in next year’s midterm elections…Half of Virginia voters said Trump was a reason for their vote — with twice as many saying they were voting to oppose Trump (34 percent) as to support him (17 percent). Northam won 97 percent of voters for whom opposing Trump was a factor.”
So, how did Trump and his team react to Republican losses in many of the elections across the nation, including the above referenced governors races?
They reacted just as you would expect – it wasn’t their fault but the fault of Republican candidates for not being supportive and vocal enough in favor of Trump. And Trump, being himself, turned to Twitter in order to address any concerns with Gillespie.
The Republican party has to be questioning it’s future at this point. Trump has been able to singlehandedly turn America against Republicans in less than one year. Trump may indeed be the downfall of the current Republican party in it’s current format. So will we be thanking Trump for this service of restructuring a political party? Who knows, but one thing is for sure American politics will never be the same!