You Won't Hear the Media Say It, But Last Night Trump Made History


While Tuesday night’s elections gave Democrats a majority in the House of Representatives, the media will likely ignore President Donald Trump’s big win in the Senate, where the GOP held onto its majority and is just awaiting the results of extremely close races to see how big that majority is going to be.

Democrats, meanwhile, suffered a devastating loss in the Texas Senate race, with Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke losing to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Republicans gained three new Republican senators with outright wins in North Dakota, Indiana, Florida and Missouri and likely a fourth in Florida, where Republican Rick Scott appears to have defeated incumbent Bill Nelson, though the winner hadn’t officially been declared as of Wednesday afternoon.

Some of the Democrats who lost might have been hurt for voting against the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

For example, support for incumbent North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who lost to Republican Kevin Cramer, began slipping in the polls after her vote against Trump’s Supreme Court pick.

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One thing we know for sure about these midterm elections is that Trump made history with his Senate gains — even if the media isn’t going to say it.

In Twitter posts early Wednesday, Trump quoted conservative political commentator Ben Stein, who had explained the historic significance of the Republican Senate victories Tuesday on Fox Business Network Tuesday night.

“There’s only been five times in the last 105 years that an incumbent president has won seats in the Senate in the off-year election,” said Stein, author of “The Capitalist Code.”

“Mr. Trump has magic  about him.”

That’s a detail — and an opinion — that you won’t hear from the establishment media. But Trump was more than happy to publicize Stein’s take.

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Democrats won’t like it, but Stein has a point.

Trump worked tirelessly campaigning for Republicans in the election season. He staged packed, energetic rallies all over the country, with tens of thousands of people wanting to see him speak.

Was Stein right to give Trump credit for Republican Senate victories on Tuesday?

Meanwhile, rallies held by Democratic stars, like former President Barack Obama, seemed lackluster in comparison, and their results were questionable.

For example, Obama held a rally for incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana. Donnelly ended up losing to Republican Mike Braun by nearly 10 points.

I don’t blame the Democrats for their boring rallies and Senate losses. It would be hard for any other person to campaign as well as Trump.

The left-wing establishment media can try to ignore Trump’s historic victory in the Senate, but they won’t be able to stop Trump from tweeting about it.

And it will be the reality for the next two years.

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Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a background in history, education and philosophy. He has led multiple conservative groups and is dedicated to the principles of free speech, privacy and peace.
Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a passion for free speech, privacy and peace. He graduated from the College of Wooster with a B.A. in History. While at Wooster, he served as the Treasurer for the Wooster Conservatives and the Vice President for the Young Americans for Liberty.
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