Today was a huge day for Democrats, as they held a special election for Tom Price’s former seat in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Jon Ossoff needed 50% to win outright, without a run-off.
In the end, Ossoff ended up pulling in less than 50%, with totals showing him at 48.6% after a huge dump of votes came in from Fulton County around midnight, leading to numerous outlets to project this as heading to a runoff. Republican Karen Handel was second at 19.5% and will be his opponent in a June runoff.
So what does Donald Trump do? He gloats and takes credit.
“Despite major outside money, FAKE media support and eleven Republican candidates, BIG “R” win with runoff in Georgia. Glad to be of help!”
Despite major outside money, FAKE media support and eleven Republican candidates, BIG "R" win with runoff in Georgia. Glad to be of help!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 19, 2017
Twitter agreed it was a disgusting tweet:
— Kristina Wong ❄️ (@mskristinawong) April 19, 2017
@realDonaldTrump You are a sad sad little man. Sad.
— Benjamin Byron Davis (@Tooda) April 19, 2017
@realDonaldTrump Romney won the district by 24%. Your futility has turned a bright red district almost blue. Ossoff will win the runoff!
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) April 19, 2017
@realDonaldTrump "Hey I'm the president but I have no idea what I'm doing so I go on twitter asking people to congratulate me!"
— andrew chamings (@AndrewChamings) April 19, 2017
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) April 19, 2017
— Joe Papp (@joepabike) April 19, 2017