On Tuesday, Democrats took control of both houses of the Virginia legislature and defeated a sitting Republican in the state of Kentucky, one of the reddest states in the nation when Democrat Andy Beshear bested incumbent Matt Bevin despite a last-minute visit from President Donald Trump to bolster Bevin.
At that rally Trump held for Bevin, Trump told the audience:
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“If you lose, they’re gonna say ’Trump suffered the greatest defeat in the history of the world. This was the greatest. You can’t let that happen to me!”
Tuesday’s results suggest that 2020 could be a blowout for the GOP, especially Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and even Trump himself, who won The Bluegrass State by 30 points in 2016.
On Twitter, the celebrations were effusive and warned both McConnell and Trump that they were “next” to suffer defeat. Here’s some of the best tweets:
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 6, 2019
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) November 6, 2019
Hey, @senatemajldr: Kentucky has a Democratic Governor.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) November 6, 2019
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) November 6, 2019
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Trump campaigned hard in (red state) Kentucky for the incumbent Republican Governor.
The incumbent Republican Governor just went down in flames.
What happened to all the winning Donald?#BlueWave
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) November 6, 2019
If a Democrat can win statewide in Kentucky’s gubernatorial race, #MoscowMitch should start packing up his Senate office now.
Get the message @realDonaldTrump?
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) November 6, 2019
“Stunning upset.” Hey @senatemajldr: #Kentucky has spoken…and you’re next. Maybe it’s time to rethink that support of @realDonaldTrump, huh?? #Trump #ElectionNight #Beshear #Bevin https://t.co/f1aGlWwVKj
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) November 6, 2019
Remember, it’s never a single wave.
It’s always waves (plural).
We are seeing blue wave after blue wave.
We need to keep it up.
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) November 6, 2019
Trump went to the World Series and got booed.
Trump went to a UFC fight and got booed.
Trump went to Kentucky and the next day the state elected a Democrat Governor.
— God (@thegoodgodabove) November 6, 2019
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