Donald Trump’s advisers are angry at David McIntosh, president of the conservative Club for Growth, for persuading the former president to endorse a losing candidate in the special election for Texas’ 6th District. “I think this is the only race we’ve lost together,” Trump said of McIntosh and the Club for Growth, before catching himself mid-sentence on the word “lost.”
“This is the only race we’ve … this is not a loss, again, I don’t want to claim it is a loss, this was a win. The big thing is, we had two very good people running that were both Republicans. That was the win.” Trump is notorious for shifting or refusing to accept blame for any failure. The Club for Growth spent more than $1 million on the run-off, making it easily the top outside spender.
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In a phone call with Axios, Trump conceded McIntosh had pushed him to support Wright but blamed Democrats — not the Club for Growth — for Ellzey’s victory.
He also said he actually “won” because Wright had bested Ellzey in the initial primary.https://t.co/9Ap0DAyOcp
— Axios (@axios) July 28, 2021