Chuck Schumer charged Wednesday that President Donald Trump is “delusional” for claiming victory in the midterm elections, insisting that the Democratic Party is poised to compete for the Senate and presidency in 2020 despite losses in key Senate races.
Trump cast the election as vindication for his campaign strategy, emphasizing the GOP’s gains in the Senate and claiming that he had a “very close to complete victory” despite dropping governors’ seats and control of the House.
“When the president says what happened in the Senate more than undoes the losses they suffered across the board elsewhere, he’s delusional,” Schumer insisted. “If we had told you a year ago we were only going to lose two or three seats, people would have said forget it, what are you smoking?”
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 7, 2018