PJM Exclusive: Trump Calls Election a 'Big Blow to Obama… I Think He's in Denial'
Entrepreneur, author and TV personality Donald Trump told PJ Media President Obama is “in denial” that voters delivered him a “serious blow” by putting Republicans in charge of the House and Senate for the final 2 years of his presidency.
Trump also said it is a “terrible time” to legalize undocumented immigrants as millions of Americans continue to drop out of the workforce.
“This was a big blow to Obama. I can understand his feelings because this is a very serious blow to him and people don’t want Democrats in charge right now,” Trump said in an exclusive interview. “The Republicans have to get out there and do a great job.”
The day after the election, Obama said voters want him to work hard to close "divisions” in Washington, break through the gridlock, and get things done. Trump was asked if Obama is interpreting the results of the election accurately.
“I think he’s in denial. I will say this, I thought that his statement, it was fine, but it wasn’t gracious like it should have been and I thought that Mitch McConnell was very gracious in his statement,” Trump responded.
“He could be in denial because the Democrats did very, very poorly and remember, we’re not even including the seat in Louisiana that’s going to probably happen. Another person I supported very heavily, and I supported [Tom] Cotton very heavily,” he added.
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) are facing off in a Dec. 6 runoff election.
Trump donated $350,000 to the Republican Governors Association and made robocalls for candidates, including Lee Zeldin in the NY-1 Republican primary, which Zeldin won 66-34 percent. Trump also recorded a robocall for Zeldin in the general election where he defeated Democrat incumbent Rep. Tim Bishop 54-45 percent. Former President Bill Clinton campaigned for Bishop and made a robocall on his behalf.
Trump, the host of the NBC series The Apprentice, also recorded a robocall for David Perdue, who defeated Michelle Nunn in Georgia 53-45 percent.
“Everybody I supported won, but only the smart people understand that,” Trump said.
In one of his final campaign rallies, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said the next Congress must pass campaign finance reform to get rid of Super PACs. Trump disagrees.
“I think the country has much bigger problems; that’s the least of this country’s problems,” he said. “The Democrats raised just as much money as the Republicans, so what are they complaining about?”
Trump said the 2016 election is even more important than the recent midterm election since Obama will likely veto many of the bills passed by the Republican Congress.
“He [Obama] could sit back, veto every bill and just go out and play golf all day long,” Trump said, referring to these final years of Obama’s presidency.