The majority of the candidates he supported won the so-called midterms, he wrote on Wednesday on the platform Truth Social, which he co-founded.
“Who has ever done better?” he asked. In fact, prominent protégés of Trump lost or were behind in tight races. Candidates he supported were particularly successful in places where Republican approval is already high.
A particularly difficult defeat for Trump was the race in the embattled US state of Pennsylvania. There, his protégé Mehmet Oz lost in the vote for the Senate seat. In Georgia, Trump supporter Herschel Walker has to go into the runoff for the Senate seat. In Arizona, the counting of results continued. According to forecasts, Trump’s candidate for the governorship, the election denier Kari Lake, has been able to catch up there in the past few hours, but was still just behind the Democratic candidate.
On the other hand, Republican Ron DeSantis achieved success with his convincing re-election as Governor of Florida. Within the party, he is considered Trump’s biggest competitor with a view to the Republican presidential candidacy for 2024.