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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: