On Tuesday night, Georgia held a special election to fill the vacant congressional seat once held by #tom price. After the Democratic candidate fell just short of the 50 percent threshold needed to lock up a win, #Donald Trump went on #social media to brag about his impact.
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After Donald Trump shocked the world with his upset victory in the 2016 presidential election over Hillary Clinton, his next move was to surround himself with the best possible talent in his administration.
For the job of Secretary of Health and Human Services, the former host of "The Apprentice" decided on Republican Georgia Rep. Tom Price. With Price's addition to the White House, the state's seat to represent the Sixth Congressional District was left open. On Tuesday, the Georgia held an open election with 18 different candidates running. The front-runner and odds on favorite was the Democratic candidate, 30-year-old documentary filmmaker Jon Ossoff. As of press time, the Huffington Post projects that Ossoff will finish with between 46 and 49 percent of the vote, enough to put him in the lead, but not enough to avoid a runoff. Due to Ossoff failing to cross over 50 percent support, he will take part in the runoff election on June 20 with Republican Karen Handel, the state's former Secretary of State. As seen on his Twitter account on April 19, Trump is taking credit for the Democrat's disappointment, while bashing the alleged "fake media" in the process.
Despite major outside money, FAKE media support and eleven Republican candidates, BIG "R" win with runoff in Georgia.Advertisements
Glad to be of help!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 19, 2017
Taking to his Twitter account early Wednesday morning, Donald Trump decided to comment on the Georgia election results, gloating over the fact that the Democrat was unable to clinch a victory and avoid the runoff. "Despite major outside money, FAKE media support and eleven Republican candidates, BIG "R" win with runoff in Georgia," Trump tweeted out, before adding, "glad to be of help!"
Knowing the importance of keeping the congressional seat red and in control by the Republican Party, Donald Trump used his following on social media to attack Jon Ossoff and the Democratic Party. On Tuesday morning, and later that night, the billionaire real estate mogul accused Ossoff of being a "disaster," who would be "weak" on issues like crime and immigration. While it's unknown what Trump's actual impact was on the results, it's not surprising that the president took credit for the outcome, and it's likely he will continue to do so leading up to the runoff election in June.