President Trump Takes Ed Gillespie’s Loss in Stride

President Trump took Ed Gillespie’s loss in stride and reminded his supporters Gillespie was not truly behind the Trump agenda as much as he was running as a typical establishment Republican.

As reported in FoxNews

President Trump criticized Republican Ed Gillespie within moments of his projected loss in Tuesday’s Virginia gubernatorial race, suggesting he fell short because he did not “embrace” Trump’s agenda.

“Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats, and with the economy doing record numbers, we will continue to win, even bigger than before!” Trump tweeted from Seoul, South Korea on Tuesday night, minutes after the gubernatorial race was called for Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam.

The president repeatedly had urged voters to support Gillespie leading up to Tuesday’s vote. The Republican nominee, though, kept a certain distance from the president throughout the campaign, even as he adopted some of the president’s tough immigration policies.