Trump blames pro-life Republicans for midterm loss | Fox News


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Via:  jbb  •  4 weeks ago  •  11 comments

By:   Anders Hagstrom (Fox News)

Trump blames pro-life Republicans for midterm loss | Fox News
Former President Donald Trump claimed it "wasn't my fault" that Republicans performed poorly in the 2022 midterm elections, blaming pro-life voters instead.

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Former President Donald Trump blamed pro-life Republicans for the party's lackluster performance in the 2022 midterm elections, rejecting any blame on Monday.

Trump faced heavy criticism following midterm elections after Trump-endorsed candidates lost key close races across the country. Many commentators argued Trump had forced the party to put up bad candidates, but Trump now argues it was the fault of staunchly pro-life Republicans.

"It wasn't my fault that the Republicans didn't live up to expectations in the midterms," Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform. "It was the 'abortion issue,' poorly handled by many Republicans, especially those that firmly insisted on No Exceptions, even in the case of rape, incest or life of the mother, that lost large numbers of voters."

"Also, the people that pushed so hard, for decades, against abortion, got their wish from the U.S. Supreme Court, and just plain disappeared, not to be seen again," he added.


Then-President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Pro-life demonstrators crash the Women's March Action Rally for Reproductive Rights at Mariachi Plaza in Los Angeles, California, on Oct. 8, 2022. (David McNew/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump's attack on pro-life voters comes as support for his 2024 presidential run has plummeted in the polls. Prior to the midterms, Trump was the overwhelming favorite to be the Republican nominee, regularly winning primary polls with upward of 50% of the vote.

Support has surged for Trump's perceived rivals since the midterm losses of his handpicked candidates like Herschel Walker in Georgia, Kari Lake in Arizona and Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania.

A Wall Street Journal poll of Republican primary voters found last month that Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis leads Trump by double digits for the GOP nomination.

DeSantis has not announced his intention to run but has dropped a number of hints since Election Day. Many of his supporters chanted, "Two more years! Two more years!" after he won re-election on Nov. 8.

Former President Donald Trump and Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis (Joe Raedle/Getty Images | Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump faces other potential challenges, including former Vice President Mike Pence and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Anders Hagstrom is a reporter with Fox News Digital covering national politics and major breaking news events. Send tips to, or on Twitter: @Hagstrom_Anders.


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Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    4 weeks ago


Professor Principal
2  sandy-2021492    4 weeks ago
"It was the 'abortion issue,' poorly handled by many Republicans, especially those that firmly insisted on No Exceptions, even in the case of rape, incest or life of the mother, that lost large numbers of voters."

He may actually have a point here.  Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then.

Professor Quiet
2.1  bbl-1  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2    4 weeks ago

Trump never has or had a point.  

Abortion issue?  What issue?  The only issue is forced child birth under law.

charger 383
Professor Silent
3  charger 383    4 weeks ago

Republicans need to figure out more people support abortion rights than restrictions 

Professor Principal
3.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  charger 383 @3    4 weeks ago

I think there are quite a few who don't care what people want. They are interested more in imposing what they think is right, even to the point of attempting to mandate the impossible, like that Ohio state legislator who wanted to force doctors to re-implant ectopic pregnancies.

charger 383
Professor Silent
3.1.1  charger 383  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3.1    4 weeks ago

Re-implant ectopic pregnancies?? That is beyond dumb.  What is the chance of that resulting in a healthy normal baby?   Risks and costs?  He probably complains about the high costs of medical treatment too.   

Professor Principal
3.1.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  charger 383 @3.1.1    4 weeks ago

It is not a possibility at this time. Implantation happens once, and that's it. The risk to the woman would be substantial, with zero chance of success.

The attempt would be at least medical malpractice, and at worst manslaughter.

Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3.1.2    4 weeks ago

Guys like this should stick with what they know to part people from their money.

Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4  Trout Giggles    4 weeks ago

That's rich coming from the man who ran on an anti-choice platform and then made sure the SCOTUS was packed with anti-choice judges. I guess he thought they really wouldn't overturn R v W.

Professor Quiet
4.1  bbl-1  replied to  Trout Giggles @4    4 weeks ago

Trump does not think.  He calculates only for his own momentary best interests.

Professor Quiet
5  bbl-1    4 weeks ago

What ever.  Trump gets the power and appoints anti-choice judges everywhere he can.  And this from the guy who never kept it in his pants and through his selfish thoughtlessnes purposely removed the 'way out option' for people like him.  Why did he do it?  Because he knew that people like him would always have the means to skirt the laws meant to 'saddle' the little folk.  Donald Trump is a true POS.


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