Fox News host Sean Hannity stormed to Twitter on Tuesday to call out most of the press as being “clueless” while denouncing the new Democratic majority in the House as “meaningless.”
The host suggested that President Trump had scored a “massive win” in the midterm elections while pointing out the significant losses suffered by former President Obama and former President Clinton during their first midterm elections.
“MOST in the media are absolutely clueless,” Hannity tweeted out to his over 3.8 million followers. “Tonight was a massive win for Donald J. Trump and the people he campaigned for.” Remember between the House & Senate, Obama lost 69 seats, Clinton lost 60 seats.
“The Democrats winning the house is meaningless,” he cotinuned. “Stay tuned for my analysis on radio & TV. Great night.”
MOST in the media are absolutely clueless-tonight was a massive win 4 DJT & the ppl he campaigned 4-remember btwn the House & Senate Obama lost 69 seats, Clinton lost 60 seats-the democrats winning the house is meaningless – stay tuned for my analysis on radio & TV. Great night.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 7, 2018
Democrats had swept up 27 seats as of early Wednesday morning, with several other races remaining too close to call. The party needed 23 seats to gain a majority in the House for the first time in eight years.
Since 1918, the party which holds office has lost out on an average of 29 seats, with the president’s party losing seats in 18 of the past 20 midterm elections.
As a result of what seems to be a net-gain of anywhere from two to four seats in the Senate, the GOP will strengthen its majority in the Upper Chamber
President Trump tweeted out on Tuesday that he was delighted with the overall results.
“Tremendous success tonight Thank you all!” Trump tweeted out to his more than 55 million Twitter followers late Tuesday evening.
Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018
Here’s how Americans reacted:
This is denial!
— Ben JN Keraro (@BenJN25_29) November 7, 2018
Um ….we took over the house and now there are people in place to check Trump. I'm not sure how you consider taking back the house a win!?!?!? Care to explain.
— Kate (@Lessafetoday08) November 7, 2018
Not sure that ANYONE would seriously call losing the House “meaningless.” I would say that the Democrats underperformed. The hyperbole on both sides is really exhausting. Where are the people who care more about America than their teams.
— Moses Backman III (@mosesbackman3) November 7, 2018
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