The Washington Post reports:
President Trump complained, once again, on Thursday that the recent mail bomb scare and Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting had “stopped a tremendous momentum” for Republicans ahead of next week’s midterms.
Speaking to an energized crowd in an airplane hangar decorated with American flags in Columbia, Mo., the president took time at the end of his speech to brag about the “tremendous numbers” of Republicans going to vote. Yet, he said that the weeks leading up to the “very important election” haven’t exactly gone smoothly.
“Now, we did have two maniacs stop a momentum that was incredible, because for seven days nobody talked about the elections,” Trump said. “It stopped a tremendous momentum.”
Trump on mail bomb campaign and Pittsburgh massacre: “We did have two maniacs stop a momentum that was incredible.” pic.twitter.com/ffn4C5jklW
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 2, 2018
“We did have two maniacs stop a momentum that was incredible. Because for 7 days no one talked about the election. It stopped a tremendous momentum,” Trump said of the pipe bombs and the mass shooting at #TreeOfLife.
What stopped were 11 people’s lives. Not for 7 days. Forever. pic.twitter.com/8yGuQs08vU
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) November 2, 2018