November 18, 2019

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“God Bless His Heart” Roundup: Trump Went All-In, Came Up Empty In Louisiana

President Trump went all-in on Louisiana and Kentucky’s gubernatorial races. And he lost big in both.

At a rally in Bossier, Louisiana on Thursday, President Trump said, “So, Trump took a loss. So you got to give me a big win, please. OK? OK?”

But it wasn’t just holding three rallies himself.  Vice President Mike Pence also held a rally for Rispone as did Donald Trump Jr. Trump called into conservative radio stations, recorded get-out-the-vote robocalls and videos, and sent a barrage of tweets for Rispone. The RNC even poured $2 million into the race.

Mike Pence said that he and the president “left it all on the field.” Well, it was all for nothing.

Or as Gov. Edwards would say about the president, “God bless his heart.”

Read about how the White House suffered a massive loss with Rispone’s defeat:

Politico: Louisiana delivers Trump a black eye.

Associated Press: In blow to Trump, Democrat Edwards wins reelection in Louisiana

New York Times: President Trump Bet Big This Election Year. Here’s Why He Lost.

CNN: Another red state lost. Another setback for the President.

New York Times: In Louisiana, a Narrow Win for John Bel Edwards and a Hard Loss for Trump

MSNBC: Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins re-election, dealing blow to Trump

MSNBC: Election results in Louisiana make matters even worse for Trump

Slate: Democratic Governor in Louisiana Wins Reelection, Deals Huge Blow to Trump

U.S. News and World Report: Trump’s Efforts Fall Flat in Louisiana

Axios: Trump’s fading superpower on display in Louisiana governor loss

NPR: Louisiana Democrat, Gov. John Bel Edwards, Keeps Seat Despite Trump’s Opposition

Newsweek: JOHN BEL EDWARDS TRUMPS EDDIE RISPONE IN LOUISIANA GOVERNOR RACE RUNOFF

Washington Times: Trump popularity fails to bolster Rispone, Bevin gubernatorial campaigns

HuffPost: Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards Beats Trump Pick In Louisiana

Washington Post: Another warning for Republicans: Trump can’t win you your re-election

The Daily Beast: Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards Defies Trump Opposition to Win Re-Election in Louisiana

Forbes: In Blow To Trump’s Medicaid Policies, Democrat Wins In Louisiana

Washington Post: Back-to-back losses in key governors’ races send additional warning to Trump and GOP ahead of 2020

Here’s a Twitter roundup: